Chief Wells of Wethersfield Killed
While standing on a street curb awaiting the approach of his apparatus which was enroute to a grass fire, Chief Stanley Wells of the Wethersfield, Conn., volunteer fire department No. 2, was struck by an automobile on the night of January 20 and died at the Hartford hospital soon after being admitted. Medical Examiner Dr. Henry N. Costello pronounced death due to a fractured skull.
Chief Wells had been at the head of the Wethersfield fire department since it was reorganized three years ago and had been one of the town’s most progressive men.