Leadership

Chief John Hand Dies

Issue 10 and Volume 101.

Chief John Hand Dies John Hand, who retired in May, 1947, after having served fifty-five years as a member of the Kansas City, Mo., Fire Department, died on August 26. He was 76 years old. He became an assistant fire chief in 1940. Five years later he took a voluntary reduction in rank to a captaincy and went to the fire station at the Municipal Air Terminal. In December, 1946, he suffered a hip injury which caused him to be placed on the “injured in the line of duty” roll. He remained on that status a year after he retired from active duty. A few days before he died, Chief Hand fell down a flight of stairs at his home and shattered completely his fractured hip. He died as a result of shock and his age. Chief Hand exhibited in this and other countries the famous Kansas City Fire Department…

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