Chief Dofson Dies
Chief Alex W. Dotson of the Elkhart, Ind., Fire Department, died on February 12. Chief Dotson became ill on December 13 while on duty, but rallied from his illness in January. At that time there was some hope for his eventual recovery.
Chief Dotson was a veteran of the fire service. He became a call man in 1895 and was appointed a permanent member of the department on June 1, 1897. He was promoted to captain in 1904 and appointed Chief in 1914, serving until 1922. He was reappointed Chief in 1926, serving until 1930. He again received the appointment of Chief on January 1. 1936, serving until his death. Chief Dotson was sixty-five years old.