Loving Cup for F. S. Groves

Loving Cup for F. S. Groves

The Fire Patrol Committee of the New York Board of Underwriters has shown its appreciation of the long, faithful and efficient services of Frederick S. Groves, its retiring superintendent, by presenting him with a silver loving cup, bearing the following inscription: “To Frederick S. Groves, from the Fire Patrol Committee, 1868-1912.” The presentation was made by Mr. E. E. Pearce on behalf of the committee. It was accompanied with a series of complimentary resolutions in which was enumerated a list of the honors achieved by the outgoing superintendent during his long career in the Fire Patrol, including the following: Honorable mention; a gold medal for heroic service; bronze and silver medal for 25 years’ service to June 28, 1893; silver bar for 30 years’ service to June 28, 1898; promotion to superintendent (after passing through all the intermediate grades), by unanimous vote of the Committee on Fire Patrol, July 2, 1899; silver bar for 35 years’ continuous service to June 28, 1903; silver bar for 40 years’ continuous service to June 28. 1908; retired, to take effect at 8 a. m., Thursday, August 1, 1912. Superintendent Groves, who is in the 7oth year of his age, retires with “an unblemished record fraught with heroic conduct and strict observance of discipline.” In addition to being presented with the above testimonial, the “Board has made ample provision for his personal comfort.”

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