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Butler named JDC Fireman of the Year

The annual Jefferson Davis County firefighter banquet was held Jan. 18 at the Rosenwald Building on the Prentiss Institute campus.

“Many thanks to all our volunteers who sacrifice to protect the lives and properties of our citizens,” said Prentiss Mayor Charley Dumas.

Mike Butler was named JDC Fireman of the Year.

Butler is a charter member of the Highway 84 West Volunteer Fire Department.

He started with 84 when they first built their two fire stations in 1992.

He is also a volunteer with the Prentiss Fire Department and works part-time with Prentiss Fire Department.

Butler is only the third fire chief for 84 West. Chief Robert “Bud” Bass served from 1992 until his death in 2014.

Wayne Bass was then appointed chief from 2014-2017 when he took over as chief of the Prentiss Fire Department.

Butler served as assistant chief of 84 from 2014-2017.

“Mike is a great person and a great firefighter,” said Prentiss Chief Wayne Bass.

“I am proud to call him my friend.”