Georgia Fire Marshal Active

Issue 9 and Volume 55.

Georgia Fire Marshal Active The annual report of Capt. W. R. Joyner, Georgia State Fire Inspector, will give unmistakable evidence of the wisdom of the Legislature in creating this office, to which Capt. Joyner was appointed in December, 1912. Capt. Joyner’s office last year investigated 52 suspicious fires, secured two convictions of arson, the guilty persons being sent to the penitentiary, ana now has three cases of alleged incendiarism ready to be tried at the spring term of the superior court _____n Atlanta. Five true bills have also been secured against other suspects, but the dates for their hearings have not been set. Capt. Joyner is now working on three other cases, and expects to bring these to a conclusion within a very short time. The office avails itself of the assistance of town marshals and sheriffs in the towns where suspicious fires are under investigation, and this plan of…

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