Ex-Chief J. C. Loucks Dies

Issue 11 and Volume 97.

Ex-Chief J. C. Loucks Dies John C. Loucks, aged 77 years, former Fire Chief of Indianapolis, Ind., died on September 24 at his home after a short illness. He was widely known over Indiana. He had been president of the Police and Foremen’s Insurance Association, founded in 1913, which provides health and accident protection for 30,000 firemen in thirty-six states, and was reelected for another four-year term at the Association’s national convention held two weeks before his death. Chief Loucks literally had grown up with the association, as it first came into being with a membership of 300 firemen from Indianapolis and surrounding cities. A life resident of Indianapolis, Chief Loucks was born July 3, 1867. He attended public schools there and became a carpenter before joining the fire department, September 16, 1889. He was promoted to captain in 1896, third assistant chief in 1906, assistant chief in 1912 and…

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