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Where is Bum Farto? Key West fire chief disappeared
Date: 11/11/2010 Album ID: 1115606
As chief, Joseph "Bum" Farto was credited with modernizing Key West's fire department. But after he was accused of selling drugs, he disappeared.
Standing before fire truck, station, is Chief Joseph Farto; he was born in a house behind old Fire Station No. 1.<br><br>Date Published:  March 8, 1966<br>Photographer: Jean Wardlow/Miami Herald Staff<br>Copyright: The Miami Herald
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Chief Joseph Bum Farto with fire truck; he answers every call. He has been number one man in the department of 40 firefighters for two years.<br><br>Date Published April 3, 1966<br>Photographer: Mike Power/Miami Herald Staff<br>Copyright: The Miami Herald
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Joseph Farto arrives at courthouse. Key West fire chief accused of selling drugs.<br><br>Date Published: September 10, 1975<br>Photographer: Wright Langley/Miami Herald Staff<br>Copyright: The Miami Herald
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Joseph Farto arrives at courthouse. Key West fire chief accused of selling drugs.<br><br>Date Published: September 10, 1975<br>Photographer: Wright Langley/Miami Herald Staff<br>Copyright: The Miami Herald
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