Asst. Chief Butler, Atlanta, Dead

Asst. Chief Butler, Atlanta, Dead

Assistant Chief William Butler, Atlanta, Ga., Fire Department, died in his seventy-second year, after forty-eight years of service in the department A few years ago he turned down a promotion to Chief because he wanted to “stay downstairs with the boys.”

He joined the department in November, 1889. He became Second Assistant Chief in 1910 and First Assistant Chief in 1930.

Following the death of Chief Terrell in 1933, he was elected Chief. Four days later he resigned as Chief and resumed his old post of Assistant Chief.

Chief Butler is survived by a son, a daughter and three grandchildren.

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