Dr. and Mrs. Dyer Receive Award From The R.F.A.

December 19, 2002

On Sunday December 15th, Dr. Robert Dyer and his wife Doris were presented with an award from the Retired Firefighters Association for the outstanding service they provided to the members of the DC Fire Department.

Both Dr. and Mrs. Dyer served at the Police and Fire Clinic for many years providing an invaluable service to both the police and fire department.  Dr. Dyer was appointed Deputy Medical Officer on 2/22/1963 and promoted to Chief Medical Officer on 1/1/1981 before his retirement in 1983.  The clinic was then located at the quarters of Engine 16, Truck 3 and Chief 6 at 1018 13th Street NW.

The idea to present this award came from retired (1969) Captain Al Hurley of Truck 3.  Captain Hurley stated, " I always felt I was getting the best care when being treated by Dr. Dyer.  He always went that extra mile ". 

Jim (General) Lockrow, President of the R.F.A. presented to Dr. and Mrs. Dyer a plaque and badge in honor of the tremendous care they provided to the DC Fire Department family over the years.  Dr. Dyer also was presented with full firefighting gear.

Ed Flynn, Butch Oliff, Mrs.Dyer, Dr.Dyer, Jim Lockrow

Dr. Dyer & The General

E-16, T-3 Crew


Ret. Captain Al Hurley



" This ceremony would not have been possible without the efforts of Al Hurley and the help of Lt. Jeff Wright  (T-3) and Lt. Sean Egan ( E-16) " said Lockrow.

A few of the retired members on hand for the ceremony were Al Hurley, Tom Keelan, Jim Embrey, Ed Flynn, Bill Hopkins, Francis Oliff, Francis Flaherty, Charlie Butler, Roy Foster, Tom Ruggieri, John Breen, J.J. Jones, Richard Hunley, and, of course General Jim Lockrow.