Leadership

THE LATE DEPUTY CHIEF GICQUEL

Issue 20 and Volume 26.

THE LATE DEPUTY CHIEF GICQUEL It is with the deepest regret that we announce the death of Deputy Chief Benjamin A Gicquel, of the New York fire department, which took place at his home 247 West Forty-eighth street, Manhattan, on Thursday last. Chief Gicquel had only just returned to duty after having had to lie off for a time in consequence of being incapacitated for work through a severe carbuncle which followed blood poisoning—the result of an apparently trilling scratch on his hand from a tack while operating at a fire The deceased chief had apparently recovered from that attack, and had resumed the duties of his office for only a few days, when he was seized with what proved to be a fatal illness, during which he suffered acutely, owing to the condition of his liver, which had become abnormally enlarged. In Chief Gicquel the city loses an honest…

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