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.