Parsley retires from Fire and Emergency Services Department

After 24 years as a member of the Pine Bluff Fire and Emergency Services Department, Capt. Charles Eddie Parsley has retired.

Chief Shauwn Howell announced Parsley’s retirement Monday.

Howell said Parsley started at the department in 1988, was promoted to the rank of engineer in 1996, to lieutenant in 2002 and to captain in 2006.

A retirement ceremony for Parsley was held Friday at the Waterfront building at Regional Park for Parsley, who was presented a plaque for his years of dedicated service to the city by Howell.

Howell also said it was a pleasure and honor to work with Parsley and wished him much success and happiness in his retirement.