Leadership

Chief Samuel J. Pope Retires

Issue 1 and Volume 99.

Chief Samuel J. Pope Retires Samuel J. Pope, Chief of the Boston, Mass., Fire Department, and President of the International Association of Fire Chiefs, announced his retirement from the Department effective January 8. It is reported that retirement was asked on the ground of disability. Chief Pope has been head of the Boston Fire Department for nine years and is a recognized leader in the fire service. He was appointed to the department on February 24, 1913, and was telegrapher and aid to the late District Chief Edward J. Shallow prior to being made a lieutenant on April 12, 1926. He became a captain on August 22, 1927, a district chief on February 25, 1930 and Chief of Department on November 21, 1936. He was elected President of the International Association of Fire Chiefs in 1944, and will conclude his second consecutive term this year. He is one of four…

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