Chief Moroney, Meriden, Honored
With over two hundred guests in attendance, and Chiefs and officials from various parts of the state present. Chief John J. Moroney of the Meriden, Conn., Fire Department, was honored on January 27, on the thirtieth anniversary of his appointment as a member of the
Meriden department. A testimonial dinner was arranged at the Elks’ Club. Meriden.
Mayor Stephen L. Smith, of Meriden, complimented Chief Moroney highly on the long years of continuous service he gave to his native city. He said:
“Chief Moroney is a credit to our city and we are proud of him. His devotion to duty and his ability as a fireman and official has been proven in the annual low fire loss of which we are glad to boast.”
Presented with a silver cocktail set. Chief Moroney replied fittingly to those who complimented him. Chief Moroney said that much of the success of the present department is due to the splendid personnel, the efficiency of the men and the fine support given him by the Mayor of the city and the Board of Public Safety.
Speakers included Chief Henry R. Taft, Norwich, President of the Connecticut Fire Chiefs’ Club: David W. Hartford. Secretary of the Connecticut State Firemen’s Association, and Daniel J. Donovan, ex-Mayor of Meriden.