Leadership

Chief “Patsy” McCartin Retires

Issue 6 and Volume 84.

Chief “Patsy” McCartin Retires P. D. McCartin, Chief of the Colorado Springs, Col., Fire Department, and also a colorful figure in northwest boxing circles is to retire from the fire service on April 1, at the age of sixty-nine after serving as Chief since 1909. Chief McCartin had not been in good health for several months, and after spending forty years of life in fighting fires in Milwaukee, Pueblo and Colorado Springs, he believes it is time to turn over his command to a younger man. The name of “Patsy” McCartin is still remembered in northwest boxing circles. In those days, 20 and 30round fights were common. He never took the count once. After his ring career, he had a gymnasium, trained boxers, and acted as referee. In 1894 he started as Fire Warden in the Milwaukee Fire Department. After six years service, he went to Pueblo to take charge…

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