Jeff Davis, the former Platte Canyon Fire
Protection District chief, died Wednesday night at home nearly two years
after having a brain tumor removed.
Flags in the Bailey area are at
half-staff Thursday morning in remembrance of the first paid Platte
Canyon fire chief, who retired on March 9, ending his 20-year career, 12
of them as chief, with the Platte Canyon Fire Protection District.
Davis started as a volunteer with Platte Canyon Fire
in 1985. In 1991 he took on a paid administrative role, and in 1999, he
became the district’s first paid chief.
Davis underwent an operation to remove a brain tumor
in August 2010. Since then, he continued his work as fire chief up until
his March 9 retirement.
Lieutenant Dan Ross, a spokesman for the fire
district, said funeral services are being planned for April 28 at Platte
Canyon Community Church in Bailey.