Keith Ladd honored

At its annual conference, held yesterday, the Pennsylvania Burglar & Fire Alarm Association honored Keith Ladd posthumously with an honorary membership. Ladd, founder of The Protection Bureau and a founding member of the PBFAA, died in February. At the meeting, it was announced that the PBFAA President's Award had been renamed the Keith M. Ladd Award. Ladd's wife, Mary Ladd, daughter, Karen Ladd Baker, and his son, J. Matthew Ladd, attended the event and were presented with a plaque and a brass bell. The bell is in appreciation for Ladd's work in founding the PBFAA newsletter, "The Bellringer."