W. S. McLoughlin New Chief of Bayonne
The new chief of the Bayonne, N. J., Fire Department, succeeding Chief Alfred Davis, retired, is William S. McLoughlin, who has served for eight years as assistant chief.
Chief McLoughlin began his career as a member of the Bayonne Volunteer Fire Department, attached to Hudson Engine Company No. 3. By the time the volunteers were disbanded, in 1906, he had risen to the post of assistant foreman. On August 21, 1906, he was appointed a hoseman in the paid fire department.
He was promoted to the grade of lieutenant on Julv 16, 1912, and on July 27, 1916, he was made acting captain of the auxiliary squad. He assumed complete charge of the squad on May 1, 1917.
The next advancement of Chief McLoughlin came to him as a result of a fatality, the then assistant chief, Bonney, having been killed responding to an alarm of fire. Last July 28 Assistant Chief McLoughlin was made acting chief and he received his full appointment on December 18, 1926, to take effect on January 1.
Second Assistant Chief James Hogan has been appointed first assistant, and Captain William Garrity as second assistant chief.