Medals Awarded to New York Fire Fighters

Issue 6 and Volume 85.

Medals Awarded to New York Fire Fighters Mayor James J. Walker presented medals to members of the New York Fire Department for meritorious and heroic services at exercises held at the City Hall on June 7. The twenty-six men who were honored were escorted by the Fire Department band and by a file of medal winners of previous years. Special commendation was given to Fireman Vincent J. Hyde of Rescue Company 3, winner of the Bennet Medal and the Department Medal. He waged a pistol duel with payroll bandits in the Bronx after they had shot two policemen. Hyde took the pistol of a policeman who was shot down and pursued the bandits in an automobile chase. The Bonner Medal was awarded to Fireman First Grade Edward J. Wallace, Engine Co. 7. Trevor-Warren Medal to Fireman First Grade Thomas P. O’Brien of FT & L. Co. 24. Kenny Medal to…

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