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Hunter follows father's path and a career he loves


Firefighting and public service both run in the

family for John Hunter, a captain with the Lebanon

Fire Department.

Hunter has been with the department for nearly

20 years and his father, Tom “Tommy” Hunter, was

also a firefighter with the Lebanon Fire Department

in the 1970s, but Hunter said that’s not really why

he chose the occupation.

He said his parents had separated when he was


“I was following paths my father took and I

hadn’t seen my father for many years, so it was

kind of odd and neat all at the same time,” Hunter


“I started with the volunteer fire service."

For more on this story see Saturday's LCR. 



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