Fred Blackman: Palm Bay's 'Original Crossing Guard' Retires At 90

04/08/2013 12:09 pm ET

For more than two decades 90-year-old Fred Blackman has helped kids in Palm Bay, Florida safely cross the street and go to school.

But now, according to a video by NBC affiliate WESH 2, the “city’s original cross guard” will be hanging up his neon jacket and stop sign.

The former marine told WESH 2 that it was his time to move on and retire.

“I walk off with all the people [I] knew and trained and liked…gives you a funny feeling,” said Blackman.

To learn more about Fred Blackman and his story, watch the above video.

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