Hearing on Charges Against Chief

Issue 14 and Volume 55.

Hearing on Charges Against Chief A public hearing was held at Milton. Mass., on March 18, on charges made by the Selectmen against Chief E. A. McCue, of the fire department. The majority of the Selectmen elected recently are opposed to the chief and the charges followed. They included charges of using the department automobile for private purposes, of painting the fire alarm boxes witnout authority, of sending a hose wagon beyond hearing of the alarm bell, of allowing three permanent men to go to dinner together, of charging records of fires, etc., all of which were shown to be untrue or of no importance. The principal witnesses for Chief McCue were ex-Cnief John A. Mullen of Roston. officers of the Massachusetts Fire Chief’s Club and many citizens. The Selectmen now have the matter under consideration.

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