Sat. Dec 2nd, 2023
South Milwaukee Fire Chief Joseph Knitter is retiring in February 2022.

The South Milwaukee Common Council on Sept. 21 unanimously approved the retirement letter submitted by Fire Chief Joseph Knitter.

Upon his retirement, scheduled for Feb. 10, 2022, Knitter will have served 38 years at the South Milwaukee firehouse, the past 10 as its chief. He told the council his decision was not easy because he loves his job. He also praised the council for their support throughout his career.  

“I have 4 ½ months before my departure day to say my goodbyes, but individually and collectively I want to thank the council for its support of me and the fire department,” he said. “Our department is second to none. I see it across our region, the state and the country. I could not have been a success without this kind of support.”

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