Koen Appointed Chief of Salem, Mass.

Issue 8 and Volume 85.

Koen Appointed Chief of Salem, Mass. James S. Koen, a member of the Salem, Mass., Fire Department for thirty-three years, has been appointed head ot the department to fill the vacancy caused by the retirement of Chief Kimball in December. He was born in Salem in 1876, and received his education in the public schools. In 1898, Mr. Koen joined the Police Department and served with that division for several years. Chief Koen joined the Fire Department in 1899 as a relief driver for the summer months. In 1902 he became permanent relief driver. He was later detailed as aide to the late Chief William O. Arnold. On June 11, 1915, Mr. Koen was appointed Captain. That same year the department was reorganized, and he was made a Lieutenant and moved back to Fire Headquarters. Nine months later he was again advanced to Captain. On April 27, 1916, Koen became…

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