Appreciation of Bridgeport’s Fire Commissioner

Issue 26 and Volume 66.

Appreciation of Bridgeport’s Fire Commissioner In a short editorial on “Building a Fire Department.” the Sunday Herald, of Bridgeport. Conn., which has always spoken in favor of the fire department of that city, had. in one of its recent issues, the following to say about President John A. Leonard, of the Board of fire commissioners: “On January 1, next year, John A. Leoaard will have completed his fifth year as president of the board of fire commissioners, and his record during this time is one that he should be proud of. Not in the past twenty years has Bridgeport had a man of the Leonard type at the head of any of its departments, and it is a safe bet that every man in the Bridgeport fire department honors highly his big boss. It would fill a good sized book to tell of the many necessary improvements that Commissioner Leonard…

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