Geneva community remembers Chief Ralph DeBolt

The Geneva community is mourning the loss of one of their own over the weekend.

Hydrant Hose Fire Company No. 1 in Geneva announced the loss of retired Geneva Fire Chief Ralph E. DeBolt, who passed away over the weekend after a battle with cancer.

Chief DeBolt led the Geneva Fire Department from 1985 until 2005. “It is safe to say his leadership has helped to shape our Department like few others,” Hydrant Hose said in a statement on Facebook.

Hundreds commented and shared their condolences of the Chief’s passing.