Golden Valley Fire Department Relief Association > Recognition > Retirees


Each year, some of our members choose to retire after various years of services. Either long or short, we take this opportunity to recognize them as a group and celebrate their time with the organization. Below you’ll read about the 2017/2018 retiree and his selfless service to the community of Golden Valley.

Joel Murphy
Joel Murphy served the Golden Valley Fire Department for over 27 years, including many years as a firefighter and his last 10 as Captain at Golden Valley Station One. During his years of service, Joel has mentored many firefighters and created life-long relationships with so many of the department’s members. Joel is one of very few people to have served at all three Golden Valley fire stations throughout his career, and he has been supported by his wife, Sue, who has become close with many members and members’ spouses throughout the years. Joel is also a second generation firefighter, and the Murphy family has served decades in the fire service, specifically for the City of Golden Valley. We thank Joel for his years of service and friendship and wish him and Sue all the best in their further adventures.