Former State Fire Marshal Richard Montgomery dies at 79

Contact: Jennifer Bowen
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The Alabama Department of Insurance and the Alabama Fire Marshal’s Office mourn the death of former State Fire Marshal Richard Montgomery.

He died Saturday, Dec. 7 at his home. He was 79.

Montgomery began his service with the Alabama Fire Marshal’s Office in 1983 as a Deputy State Fire Marshal. He was promoted to Assistant State Fire Marshal in 2000 and served as State Fire Marshal from 2004 to 2006, when he retired from public service.

Montgomery previously served as an investigator for the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office and as a volunteer and career firefighter.

He graduated from Howard College, which would later be renamed Samford University, in 1962.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Dec. 10 in Moulton.

Richard Montgomery