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Anne Arundel's top firefighter to retire May 1

Saturday - 4/6/2013, 6:10pm  ET

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) -- Anne Arundel's top firefighter will retire May 1 after 35 years with the department.

The Capital of Annapolis ( reports county officials announced Fire Chief John Robert Ray's retirement Friday.

Ray was appointed fire chief in July of 2008 and led a staff of more than 1,700. He did not give a reason for his retirement but said in a statement that he looks forward to spending more time with his family.


Information from: The Capital of Annapolis, Md.,

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