Leadership

CHIEF JOHN KENLON RETIRES FOLLOWING 44 YEARS SERVICE

Issue 6 and Volume 84.

CHIEF JOHN KENLON RETIRES FOLLOWING 44 YEARS SERVICE Pensioned at Full Salary of $12,500—Head of Fire Department for 19 1/2 Years—Asst. Chief Thomas F. Dougherty Named Acting Chief JOHN KENLON, Chief of the New York Fire Department since August 1, 1911—the longest incumbent to hold that responsible post applied for retirement on the forty-fourth anniversary of his appointment. His application was granted by Fire Commissioner John J. Dorman effective March 4. Commissioner Dorman paid public tribute to Chief Kenlon’s exemplary career as a fire fighter and as Chief of Department for the past 19 1/2 years. He fixed Chief KenIon’s pension at full salary, $12,500 a year. Full salary as pension has been granted in the past to several other fire fighters whose health was impaired through the rigors of fire duty or because of exceptionally meritorious service. Ever since the fire in the subbasement of the Hotel Marguery at…

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