Chief Gillen of Racine, Wis., Dead

Issue 2 and Volume 86.

Chief Gillen of Racine, Wis., Dead Clarence E. Gillen, a member of the Racine, Wis., Fire Department for thirty-four years and Chief for ten years, died recently of heart disease. He joined the department as a call man July 8, 1898, and the following year was assigned as a regular driver. He was appointed Captain, January 1, 1913; Assistant Chief, July 13, 1922, and Chief, December, 1922. Chief Gillen was a trustee of the Wisconsin State Fire Chiefs’ Association and he served as President of the Wisconsin Paid Firemen’s Association. He is survived by a daughter. The Mayor of Racine issued a procclamation urging all citizens to visit the lobby of the city hall to view the body as it rested in state.

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