Chief Louis Almgren Retires
Louis Almgren, Chief of the San Diego, Cal., Fire Department for the past twenty-six years, resigned, following a brief period at the Mills Memorial Hospital, where he entered for heart treatment. He had planned to retire a year previous, but was persuaded to postpone such action.
Chief Almgren entered the department in 1902 and resigned in June, 1907. Two years later he was appointed Chief and he has held that post until his retirement.
He was given a testimonial dinner by bis friends on December 20 at the U. S. Grant Hotel.
He was one of the first members ot the California Athletic Commission, and has also acquired a string of race horses, lie plans to devote his full time to the development of these horses for the track.
John E. Parrish, Assistant Chief, has been advanced to the head of the department, and Battalion Chief George K. Courser has been named Assistant Chief.