After 43 Years Of Service EMT Charles Strickland Retires

(Left to right) Josh Holloman, Johnston County Deputy Director of Emergency Services, presents a plaque to retiring EMT Charles Strickland honoring him for 43 years of service as Kevin Hubbard, Director of Johnston County Emergency Services applauds.

A special ceremony was held on Wednesday to honor the career of Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Charles Strickland, who retired this week after serving 43 years in Emergency Medical Services (EMS).

Mr. Strickland started with Clayton Area Rescue in 1976 and spent most of his career as a volunteer for the agency.  When Clayton merged with Johnston County Emergency Services in July 2012, Mr. Strickland became a full time EMT, still serving the Clayton community as well as other areas of Johnston County.

At the retirement ceremony Mr. Strickland was honored by the Town of Clayton with a Proclamation proclaiming June 13th, 2019 as Charles Strickland Day due to his many years of service to the community.  Councilmember Jason Thompson presented the Proclamation on behalf of Clayton Mayor Jody McLeod.

“Charles Strickland has been a dedicated employee and has been someone we could always count on,” said Josh Holloman, Deputy Director of Emergency Services.  “We are proud of his accomplishments, the example he has set for our staff and the time he has spent serving Johnston County.”