The City Council recognized retiring San Luis Obispo Fire Inspector John Madden at its meeting Tuesday night for 20 years of service.
Madden was supported by a standing ovation from the audience.
Madden had 22 arson arrests during his time with the San Luis Obispo City Fire Department in field — all of which resulted in convictions.
He also helped found the San Luis Obispo Fire Investigation Strike Team — a collaboration of fire departments around the county and organized noteworthy conferences on fire investigation.
Madden said Tuesday that he plans to stay in San Luis Obispo County.