Major Patrick Ridge - chief of night police - resignation not requested 1907
Maj. Patrick Ridge, Night Chief of Police, and many of his friends, who urged that Maj. Ridge be allowed to retain his present position. After a brief conference with the members of the board. Maj. Ridge left the City Hail for his home. In response to a question, he said he had not yet been asked to submit his resignation. Others who called on the members of the board yesterday were Col. Robert J. Tllford, Building Inspector, and James Sherley, father of Edward Sher-ley. Sher-ley. Sher-ley. Deputy Building Inspector, who is seeking appointment to succeed Col. Tllford. Mr. Sherley, it is said, called in the interest of his son. Col. Tllford stated, after leaving the board room, that he had simply conferred with the members of the board relative to the removal of a building, and that nothing whatever was said rel.nive to his holding holding his present position. Wallace Embry was among those who called on the members of the Board of Public Safety and urged them to retain Maj. Patrick Ridge in his present position. Other friends of Maj. Ridge called on Col. J. H. Haager, the new Chief of Police, and asked him to use his influence with the Board of Public Safety In behalf of Maj. Ridge. "All I asked of the board when I appeared before them to-day to-day to-day was a square deal." said Maj. Ridge last night. "There is nothing against me, and I shall not resign unless I am asked to do so."