A servant's heart: Original Gilbert firefighter Benny Ruiz takes a final bow

Gilbert High graduate retires from fire department, still works for town

Posted 12/5/22

On a night when Gilbert was at its most divided, the town unified behind one man.

Benny Ruiz received two standing ovations Nov. 15 at the Public Safety Training Facility’s packed Atlas Auditorium as the Gilbert Town Council recognized Ruiz’s retirement from the Gilbert Fire and Rescue Department.

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