Leadership

Asst. Chief Short of Atlanta, Ga., Dead

Issue 5 and Volume 81.

Asst. Chief Short of Atlanta, Ga., Dead Tacitus Short, assistant chief of Atlanta, Ga., died suddenly on February 22 following a heart attack that came on while fighting a fire. He was fifty-six years of age. Apparently Chief Short was in good health. A call came in at 2:01 a. m. A few minutes after he had arrived at the fire, he complained of pains believed due to indigestion. He collapsed and was rushed to the Grady hospital in his own car. He died a few minutes after he had reached the hospital. Chief Short joined the department on March 13, 1899, as a substitute fireman and became a regular fireman on January 1, 1908. On August 1, 1914, he was made captain and in 1919 he was advanced to assistant chief. He was in charge of the South Side district. Funeral services were held at his old home in…

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