Chief Burns, Tyler, Dead
M. P. Burns, Chief of the Tyler, Tex., Fire Department since 1921 and a member of the department for thirty years, died following a two-week’s siege of broncho-pneumonia.
All chiefs of nearby cities attended the funeral and there were floral pieces from a large number of fire officials and equipment manufacturers.
He joined the department on April 23, 1908, and was made Assistant Chief on September 1, 1911. Upon the retirement of Chief Daglish on September 1, 1921, he was appointed Chief.