Leadership

Deputy Chief Frank C. Loxterman Dead

Issue 15 and Volume 82.

Deputy Chief Frank C. Loxterman Dead Deputy Fire Chief Frank C. Loxterman, a member of the Pittsburgh Fire Department for over thirty years died on Friday evening. July 12 after an illness of less than one week from an attack of erysipelas. The disease started from an infection of a small pimple on his upper lip under the nose. Chief Loxterman consulted Dr. Daniel E. Sable, Chief Surgeon of the Fire and Police Departments on Monday, July 8th, relative to the infection and received treatment for same, after which he went to his home. He continued to grow worse and on Wednesday was ordered by the doctor to go to the Municipal Hospital for treatment. On Thursday. in spite of treatment, he became unconscious, in which state he remained until he passed away. Chief Loxterman joined the fire department on April 21, 1898 as a substitute hoseman. Upon being appointed…

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