Brophy Appointed Fire Marshal for Brooklyn.
Thomas P. Brophy has been appointed fire marshal for Brooklyn and Queens by Fire Commissioner Waldo. He has been in charge of the two boroughs as acting fire marshal since February, 1910, and has been an assistant fire marshal for the last four years. In the course of his term of office he has caused the arrest and conviction of thirty-six pyromaniacs, the largest number on record in the department. He was instrumental in securing the conviction of Mrs. Anna Ackerly, who set fire to her home in Wyckoff street, in Brooklyn, in 1908, and was sentenced for fourteen years in state’s prison. She was the first woman to be convicted of arson in a Brooklyn court.