Leadership

Kansas City Insurance Patrol.

Issue 6 and Volume 1892 12.

Kansas City Insurance Patrol. We are indebted to Superintendent J. F. Pelletier of this patrol for a copy of the third annual report to the underwriters. We find that the operations of the patrol involved an outlay of $25,213.57, that it extinguished thirty-one fires unaided, at which there was a loss of $838.73 on property that was insured for $249 900. Company No. I attended 338 fires and Company No. 2, sixty-four. The history of the patrol is an interesting one. In 1888 there were numerous suggestions of the establishment of an insurance patrol in Kansas City, and these kept growing till early in the spring of 1889. when through the earnest efforts of Chief George C. Hale, local agents and others interested, an ordinance was introduced in the common council of the city by which each fire insurance agent, broker or solicitor and each fire insurance company represented in…

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