Chief Herring of Murphysboro Fire Department Resigns
Chief Albert Herring, of the Murphysboro, Ill., fire department, resigned the post so long held by him. on January 22, to take a position with the Ysco-Bautz Company as assistant superintendent of the plant that company is completing in the city. Chief Herring told the city council that he would leave the fire department with genuine regret. He has been with the fire department ever since it was put on a paid basis, and before that he was a member of the volunteer department, having been a member for 22 years, as he joined when he was 16 years of age. Fifteen years ago, when the city of Murphysboro established a paid fire department, Mr. Herring was appointed chief, and since that time he has worked night and day to bring the department up to the highest degree of efficiency and in addition to his duties as fire chief he has done much work among the worthy poor of the city. Chief Herring has always been ready and willing to do anything for anybody, and his devotion to duty has been noted by all. Many business men have expressed regret over his leaving the fire department, but all are pleased that Mr. Herring is going to a better position, and one which offers opportunities for advancement. It is said Fireman Charles Baxmann will probably be appointed chief of the department.