Leadership

Chief of San Antonio Fire Department Killed in Collision

Issue 3 and Volume 63.

Chief of San Antonio Fire Department Killed in Collision W. R. Bishop, chief of the San Antonio, Tex., fire department, and Robert Kopplin, acting lieutenant of the department, were instantly killed, Bishop’s chauffeur was perhaps fatally injured, and nine others, including three private soldiers, seriously hurt recently when the automobile in which the fire chief was going to a fire collided with an automobile fire truck traveling at right angles at the corner of Alamo and East Commerce streets, San Antonio. The force of the collision hurled the cars across a sidewalk, through a crowd of people and through the windows of a department store. Several bystanders were injured by flying glass. At Dallas. Tex., Thomas A. Myers has completed thirty-eight years of continuous service in the fire department. The common council of West Bend, Wis., has passed an ordinance which provides for the re-organization of the local fire department.…

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