Assistant Chief T. J. Fogerty Retires
Assistant Chief Thomas J, Fogerty of the Savannah, Ga., Fire Department, has asked to be retired following advice of his physician. He was a member of the department for forty-three years.
He commanded the three fire companies that were sent to Augusta in 1917 to fight a conflagration there, and he has been credited with having stopped the fire. He was also in charge of companies that were sent to Augusta on another occasion, and to Atlanta.
Chief W. S. Blanton said, “The department is losing one of the best fire fighters and Assistant Chiefs the city has ever had. He is a man who will be hard to replace.”
Members of the Savannah department presented him with an overstuffed chair, at a ceremony held in the department headquarters.