Persons in the News

Issue 5 and Volume 112.

Persons in the News DEPARTMENTS Chief Lotz Retires Michael H. Lotz, chief of the Baltimore, Md., Fire Department for the past nine years, and a veteran of 37 years’ service, retired March 25. He was appointed a fireman in 1922 and was promoted to lieutenant in 1933. He became a captain in 1936; battalion chief in 1940 and deputy chief in 1945. lie took command on January 6, 1950, and during his tenure was instrumental in constructing a new and modern training, school as well as five new fire stations. The new Fireboat Thomas D’Alesandro, Jr., and four additional ladder companies were placed in service during this time, and the entire department radio-equipped. Chief Lotz severely injured his right ankle when a wall collapsed at a fire in 1955. This has failed to respond to any treatment, forcing his retirement on disability. He lives at 4617 Rokeby Road, Baltimore 29,…

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