Plainfield dedicates fire station to late chief

  • The sign for the Dennis A. Thatcher Public Safety Complex in Plainfield is unveiled Saturday. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Staff Writer
Published: 6/3/2021 12:54:04 PM

PLAINFIELD – This past Memorial Day weekend, the town’s public safety complex was officially dedicated to a man who helped make its construction possible.

On a rainy Saturday, the building was formally named the Dennis A. Thatcher Public Safety Complex, in honor of the town’s late fire chief who died of cancer in 2019.

“It went off really well,” said David Alvord, the current fire chief.

More than 100 people attended the dedication ceremony, which featured the unveiling of both a sign and a plaque.

“We had a great outpouring of people,” said Alvord, who noted that both townspeople and members of nearby departments showed up.

Thatcher was instrumental in getting the funding for the construction of the complex, which first opened in 2008.

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