Leadership

MISCELLANY

Issue 15 and Volume 1887 1.

MISCELLANY REINSTATEMENT OF CHIEF MCCABE. THE following is the decision rendered on Wednesday by Judge Brady, and concurred in by Judges Van Brunt and Daniels, restoring Assistant Chief John McCabe to the position from which he was so arbitrarily and unjustly dismissed by Commissioner Purroy in July last: The relator was the second assistant chief of the fire department, and was removed for alleged incapacity. The specification accompanying the charge was that at a fire on July 5, 1886, he unnecessarily sent out a signal known as three sixes, the effect of which was to put in motion more engines and trucks on the way to the fire, some of which only arrived, however, the order having been countermanded by the chief. The other charge which was a corollary of the first, was not proved. It Is that, having given the signal, he thereby, without due cause and reason, and…

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