Leadership

The Death of Chief Nugent.

Issue 46 and Volume 1894 15.

The Death of Chief Nugent. James Nugent, chief of the Third Battalion of the New York Fire Department, died the evening of November 9 at his home, 241 East Thirtieth street. His death was caused by spinal meningitis. Last August while attending a fire he contracted a cold, which developed into pneumonia. After a severe illness he recovered and reported for duty, He had been at his post but a few days when he contracted another cold at a fire. This brought on a relapse, which resulted in the development of the disease which caused his death. Mr. Nugent was about thirty-eight years old and had been connected with the department about eleven years. His first duty was with Truck No. 3 in East Thirteenth street, where he remained three years. Then he was transferred to Truck No. 7,011 East Twenty-eighth street,where he served six years passing through the grades…

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