April 18, 1907

Next Drink He Takes, Off Goes the
Sergeant's Head.

If Sergeant Jerry Lynch takes another drink off goes his official head. The sergeant was up before the police commissioners on a report from Captain Bray that he had been drinking. He testified that when he gets on a toot it lasts a week, but he declared that since his promotion a year ago he had been as sober as a judge. Commissioner Rozzelle was for reducing him, but Mayor Beardsley, who is always in favor of making a convert to the blue ribbon society, voted with Mr. Gallagher to drop the matter and restore Lynch to duty.

"With the proviso," cautioned the mayor, "that if you take another drink you will leave the force."

"If I take another drink I will not report again for duty," said the sergeant.