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Robert Michael Luckett#50

Bobby Luckett was born to William & Catherine Luckett on March 5, 1954 in Washington, D. C. Bob is one of three children an older brother Tom, and an older sister Connie. The Luckett family name is a well-known name in the City of Alexandria. Many of Bob’s family members have been involved in city government for years.

Bobby attended George Mason Elementary School in Beverly Hills, then Minnie Howard and John Adams for middle school and then TC Williams for his four years of high school. While growing up Bob participated in many of the Alexandria Recreation Department’s athletic programs. Playing for George Mason in baseball, basketball and football, he then moved on to the Alexandria Little League in baseball playing for Virginia Concrete and then to the Junior and Senior Leagues playing for Fidelity Savings and Lindsey Cadillac. When Bob entered the eighth grade he began playing football at TC Williams. Bob played defensive end and offensive center starting both ways in eighth and ninth grade. As a tenth grader he moved strictly to offensive and before the end of his sophomore year was moved from the junior varsity squad to the Varsity squad. Bob finished his high school football career by playing on the 1971 Virginia State AAA Football Championship Team. This team was recently depicted in the Disney movie “Remember the Titans” starring Denzel Washington.  While in high school Bob also played Junior Varsity and Varsity Baseball.

After high school Bob attended Northern Virginia Community College and Bridgewater College, studying both Fire Science and Criminal Justice. The City of Alexandria Fire Department in July 1976 hired Bob as one of the city’s first paramedics.  Bob continued as a paramedic for nine years before being promoted into the Fire Prevention Office. During his stay in Fire Prevention Bob worked as a Fire Inspector and Deputy Fire Marshal. In 1991 Bob was promoted to the position of Communications Supervisor, responsible for the command of a 911-center shift. In 1998 Bob was promoted again to the position of Chief Deputy Fire Marshal.  In this position Bob is responsible for all building inspections conducted in the city by fire marshal’s and is responsible for overseeing all investigations dealing with fire, hazardous materials and construction accidents.

During his almost 25 years of service Chief Luckett has received the following awards; Outstanding Young City Employee by the Alexandria Jaycees, 1978, Merit of Service Award for Saving a Tourists Life in 1986, a Merit of Service Award for Saving a Baby’s Life in 1997 and was awarded The  Un-Sung Hero award, the top award for stress counselors in the State of Virginia in 1998. Chief Luckett is a past First Vice President of the Virginia State Fire Prevention Association, member of the International Association of Arson Investigators, International Association of Firefighters and currently sits on the State of Virginia’s Critical Incident Stress Committee. Bob has published one article on Arson and Homicide Investigations and teaches stress counseling and family support classes around the country.

Bobby remains active in athletics coaching softball at TC Williams from 1987 to 1991, coaching co-ed and men’s softball from 1985 to present and playing softball and volleyball.

Bobby is married to the former Caryn Sue Faulconer; they have been married for 22 years and currently live in Springfield, Virginia.

 


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