C. Hayward Murphy Dead

C. Hayward Murphy Dead

Just as a minister was eulogizing the life of C. Hayward Murphy, Fire Commissioner Emeritus of Detroit, I11., three units of the Detroit Fire Department rolled by in a response to an alarm. This proved a farewell salute to Detroit’s No. 1 fire buff, who has been a fire fan since childhood.

Hayward Murphy was born in Detroit fifty-eight years ago. and he obtained an engineering education at Yale University. For twenty years he was one of the Detroits non-salaried fire commissioners working most of the time as President of the Board. He actively participated in the arrangement of New York-Detroit Fire Department baseball series for the benefit of the Firemen’s Fund and the Honor Emergency Fund. He was a member of the International Association of Fire Chiefs and the Police and Fire Surgeons Association.

About a year ago, Hayward Murphyretired as Fire Commissioner because of ill health. However, the Detroit City Council appointed him Fire Commissioner Emeritus for life.

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