Tryon Fire Chief Geoffrey M. Tennant passes away


POLK COUNTY, S.C. (WSPA) – Tryon Fire Chief Geoffrey M. Tennant passed away Friday night, according to the Tryon Fire Department.

Several agencies have expressed their condolences on Facebook, asking that the community keep the Tennant family in their thoughts.

Polk County Sheriff’s Office send their deepest condolences to the Tennant family and to the Tryon Fire Department on…

Posted by Polk County Sheriff's Office on Saturday, July 20, 2019

To the man who was always ready to lend a hand. The man who was so much more than just a fire chief but also an…

Posted by Polk County Rescue Squad on Friday, July 19, 2019

A memorial service for Polk County Board of Education chairman and Tryon Fire Chief Geoffrey M. Tennant will be held Tuesday at 6 p.m. in Polk County High School’s auditorium.

For those wishing to pay their respects, Tennant’s body will lie in repose beginning Tuesday at 3 p.m. at Polk County High School.

Additional details about the service and parking for the event will be released as soon as they are available.

We’ll continue to update this story as arrangements are made.

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