Honoring a legend.

April 24, 2021

Honoring a legend.

By Allison Scarbrough, Editor.

GRANT TOWNSHIP — Area firefighters, police officers, EMTs and emergency personnel paid tribute to Grant Township Fire Chief Roland Brooks with a procession from the fire station near Rothbury to his funeral service in Shelby Saturday morning, April 24.

Brooks served as fire chief for 40 years and had been on the fire department for 56 years.

He died of complications from COVID-19 last December at the age of 82.

The long procession of fire trucks, police cars, ambulances and tow trucks to Mount Hope Cemetery in Shelby caught the gaze of many onlookers along Oceana Drive who saluted the passing vehicles.

Brooks served his community in many capacities including his service in the US Army.

He was described as a “pillar of the community” and a “legend.”

Brooks is survived by his wife, Joan, four children, five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.






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