Brian wipes away a tear during the retirement ceremony Wednesday.
Democrat photo by Pat Dollins

GOING OUT IN STYLE — €“Retired El Dorado Hills Fire Chief Brian Veerkamp is escorted out of the station by firefighter Kasey Owens, 34, of Placerville. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene
Brian Veerkamp and his wife Lori watch as the flag is lowered Wednesday at Station 85 in El Dorado Hills. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins
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FAREWELL CHIEF — Captain Mike Wilson, left,  presents the flag to Brian Veerkamp Wednesday at the retirement ceremony at station 85 in El Dorado Hills.  Standing next to Brian is his wife Lori. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins
BRIAN AND LORI Veerkamp have some fun by their "limo." The classic ride was a gift to Brian presented at his retirement ceremony Wednesday. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts.

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