Former Alabama State Fire Marshal Richard Montgomery dies at 79

State / Regional

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WKRG) — Former State Fire Marshal Richard Montgomery died at his home Saturday. He was 79.

Montgomery began his service with the Alabama Fire Marshal’s Office in 1983 as a Deputy State Fire Marshal. He was promoted to Assistant State Fire Marshal in 2000 and served as State Fire Marshal from 2004-2006, when he retired from public service.

Montgomery previously served as an investigator for the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office and as a volunteer and career firefighter. He graduated from Howard College, which would later be renamed Samford University in 1962.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday in Moulton.

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