DUNFORD, Fred J.

DESK SERGEANT OF POLICE DIES

Fred J. Dunford 58, for 5 years desk sergeant of the police dept, died Tuesday afternoon at the Port Huron City Hospital. Mr. Dunford, although in poor health for several months past, continued at his desk duties atthe police headquarters until Jan. 21. On that date he collapsed in the office and was taken to his home by a brother officer. A day or two later he was taken to the Port Huron city hospital but failed to rally. Mr. Dunford leaves the following sons and daughters: J.L. Dunford, and T. Fred Dunford Detroit; Mrs. F. J. Watts, of Bronson Mich.. and Frank Dunford, and the Misses Helen and Kate Dunford, this city. The funeral services will be held from Falks chapel Thursday at 3 pm. Mr. Dunford has been a life long resident of Port Huron. He was a son ofthe late Thomas J. Dunford, a pioneer boat builder and dry-dock operator. For many years the dry-dock of Dunford and Alverson near the foot of Quay street, was one of the busiest of the Great Lakes.

Later the firm of Dunford and Alverson, constructed the dry-dock on Military Street, which is now the property of J.T. Reid and others. For many years Fred J. Dunford, was associated with his father in the management of the dry-dock property. He had for many years been active in the Masonic Lodge #58 F.& A.M. He was also a member of Port Huron Commandery, Knights Templar and of Huron Chapter. R.A.M.

The flag at the City Hall is at half staff today in honor of Mr. Dunford's memory.

Submitted by Scott Aaron