The City of Marshall on Thursday said "goodbye" to its longtime Marshal, Curtis Fitzpatrick, who also happened to be the city's first ever Marshal.

The Marshall City Commissioners on Thursday presented Fitzpatrick with a plaque, honoring him for his many years of service to the city and the commissioners also wished him a happy retirement.

Fitzpatrick first joined the city in 2003 as a police officer where he served for four years before becoming the city's first ever City Marshal in 2007. 

Fitzpatrick spent 12 years as the City Marshal and this week hung up his badge to experience retirement.

Fitzpatrick was joined by his wife and children at Thursday's city commissioner meeting as he was honored for his service.