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    JOHN HEADLEY, one of the best known and most efficient public officials of Troy, has filled the position of chief of police for the past three years. He has been a resident of this city for seventeen years, but is a native of another State, having been born in 1869, at Lexington, Kentucky.

    Mr. Headley remained in his native place until he had reached early manhood and then went to Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, coming from there to Troy in 1892. For several years he was variously employed, working a part of the time in the winters for a coal dealer and in the summers selling a certain excellent oil for harness, of his own manufacture. He first became connected with the public service of the city when he was appointed driver for the fire department, a position he so admirably filled for three years that he was then appointed chief of the department and that office he most acceptably filled until the latter part of 1907. The death of Chief Irwin, of the police force, left a vacancy which Chief Headley was appointed, in April, 1905, to fill, and on the first of May following he was elected to the office. In former years he was active in politics, but latterly he has given but scant attention to matters political. He is a member of the order of Elks at Troy.

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