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First female officer retires from the Charleston Fire Department

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Lt. Lydia Pottorff is the first female officer to retire from the Charleston Fire Department.

She was greeted on Wednesday for her last shift by some special friends and co-workers. They presented her a shadow box and cake.

Lt. Pottorff started her first shift on March 8, 1993, and has served the department for 20 years. "You can do anything you want to do in this world. This was a good choice for me, It's been a great job. Like I said, the experiences I've had and the people I've meet and been able to share things with, it's been wonderful," said Lt. Lydia Pottorff.

She said her favorite memory in the fire department is working at Station 8.