Leadership

Chief C. J. Henry Dead

Issue 3 and Volume 97.

Chief C. J. Henry Dead Chief Charles J. Henry of the Lexington, Ky., Fire Department died suddenly at his home on February 18, after suffering a heart attack. He died within a few minutes after the arrival of the fire department first aid squad. Chief Henry had been a member of the department continuously since April 1, 1912, and previously had served as a fireman for three months in 1905. He was appointed second assistant chief on February 1, 1926, and became first assistant on June 12, 1928. On November 1, 1930, he was named head of the department. When Chief Henry began service with the city thirty-two years ago, the department consisted of approximately forty men and was equipped entirely with horse-drawn trucks. During that time, the department has expanded and improved until it now comprises eightythree officers and men and is entirely motorized. Chief Henry has been a…

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