After a 23-year career with the Shawnee Fire Department, Shawnee Fire Chief Dru Tischer plans to retire on Dec. 31, 2018.

For his years of service and dedication to the Shawnee Fire Department and city of Shawnee, Tischer was recognized by Shawnee Milling with the Lifetime of Service award.

The presentation was made during the News-Star's annual Firefighter Awards luncheon.