Former Sidney Fire Chief Mel Baldwin passes at 83

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The Sidney Fire  Department has confirmed the passing on one of its former fire chiefs.

Mel Baldwin passed away on Friday,June 21st. He was 83 years old.

Baldwin began his career with the Sidney Department in 1951, spanning a 46 year career.

He was promoted to Fire Chief in 1976, and served as Chief until 1990.  He retired in 1997. 

Baldwin was the oldest living retired member of the Sidney Fire Department, and a department news release says he will be deeply missed, and fondly remembered.

The flag at the Community Safety Building is be flown at half-staff  for the remainder of the week in his honour. 

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