Deputy Chief Perry Dies

Deputy Chief Perry Dies

Deputy Fire Chief Edward A. Perry of the Jacksonville, Fla., Fire Department, died suddenly on December 4 of a heart attack.

Chief Perry was born on December 5, 1891. He was made a fireman on August 11, 1913, and was promoted to regular membership in the department on November 1, 1913, and assigned to Engine Company 1. He received his first promotion, that of lieutenant, five years later. He was made a captain and placed in charge of Engine Company 8.

On October 8, 1928, he became acting assistant chief of the department, and was appointed third assistant chief on November 1, 1928. Promotion to second assistant chief came on April 1, 1930, and to first assistant chief on October 1, 1933. He was made deputy assistant chief on May 13, 1943.

Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Frances Perry; a daughter, Mrs. Nedra P. Cavin; a son, Edward H. Perry, and a granddaughter.

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