Amite Fire Chief Bruce Cutrer gets huge honor
AMITE---Looking back on a career that spans more than half a century took on a very special meaning for Amite Fire Chief Bruce Cutrer, for whom the Tangipahoa Parish Rural Fire District 1's Amite westside Fire Station #2 building has now been named.
Cutrer beamed as the plaque was unveiled Tuesday before a crowd of friends, family, co-workers, and local leaders. But before the new name for the station was revealed, many of those gathered offered praise and remembrances of Cutrer's many accomplishments over a lifetime of service.
State law does not allow public buildings to be named for living individuals; however, Rep. Robby Carter authored legislation to allow Cutrer's contributions to be recognized while he is not only still with us--but also remains Amite Fire Chief. Cutrer was quick to let people know Tuesday that he doesn't have any plans to retire any time soon.