The Virginia Department of Forestry, the Commonwealth of Virginia and the hundreds and hundreds of emergency responders throughout Virginia (and Nationally) turn a page today. Richard T. Thomas, Assistant Director of the Resource Protection Division works his last day today!! 41 YEARS of service, dedication and commitment has left a mark on everyone he has worked with, befriended and come to know.
Thousands of citizens who have no idea of who Richard T Thomas is also have no idea of the impact he has had on those who are committed to protecting them from wildfires and respond to their needs in times of disasters.
Below is a overview of his career with the Department of Forestry and a letter from his supervisor that states for all of us just how important Richard is to us.
Thank you Rich for being "YOU" and thanks for being a friend!.
The following letter from John Miller expresses not only his feelings but those of all of us as we wish Rich and his family the very best.
And as we celebrate Richards retirement lets also celebrate the holiday season..