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Cary Fire Protection District Chief Jeffrey Macko, right, receives a hug from retired captain Dennis Krenz, left, as Macko celebrates retirement with a party with friends, family, and colleagues on Friday, Jan. 11, 2019 in Cary. Macko was Chief since 2000 and a member of the fire department since 1973. Macko followed in his father's footsteps, taking over as Chief after his father Lester Macko. Deputy Chief Brad Deltorre will replace Macko as the current Chief. Aside from a week vacation in Florida, Macko does not have much planned for his retirement, but fishing is definitely on his list.