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Boynton Beach honors first Black female deputy fire chief

'I'm very grateful,' Latosha Clemons says
Posted at 6:57 PM, Aug 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-15 20:02:18-04

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. — A hero was honored Saturday at Sims Park in Boynton Beach.

The community recognized Latosha Clemons, the first Black woman deputy fire chief in the city's history.

Clemons said she is very humble and honored to be recognized by Boynton Beach residents.

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"I'm just a girl here from Boynton Beach (who) worked in this community for over 26 years," she said. "All my family and friends live in this community, my grandparents, my parents. So just to have the community consider me as part of a legacy is momentous and I'm very grateful."

She also said she is "semi-retired" and wants to become a mentor for young Black women who wish to pursue careers as first responders.