Chief Jesse of Lexington, Resigns
W. A. Jesse, chief of the fire department in Lexington, Ky., for twenty-four years, asked to be permitted to retire. His request was granted and took effect January 1.
Chief Jesse has been troubled lately by rheumatism. Many alarms have come in which the chief has been unable to attend.
He believes that it is time that he received his well earned rest and that some younger man be given the responsibilities of the department.
Prior to his appointment as chief, Jesse was chief of the police department for three years. When the post of chief of the fire department was vacated by Chief George W. Muir, Mr. Jesse was appointed.