Shannon, Head of N. Y. Patrol, Dead
Thomas C. Shannon, Superintendent of the New York Fire Patrol since 1934, and a member of that corps since 1896, died at his home following a six months illness, at the age of 67.
He became a member of the patrol on October 15, 1896. He was advanced through the ranks to Sergeant Lieutenant, Captain and on July 1, 1934, was advanced to Superintendent, succeeding James O. Schwank, who retired, after 25 years service.
Most of his work with the patrol was done on the lower East Side of Manhattan. He served as a member of Patrol No. 7 in Norfolk Street for 15 years.
Surviving Mr. Shannon are his widow, three sons and a daughter. One son is a Sergeant of a patrol in Brooklyn and another is in the fire insurance business.