THOMAS PENN joined the Camden Police Department in the 1958, and was serving as a motorcycle office by September of 1960. When he was appointed to the police department he was living at 241 Mount Vernon Street in South Camden. He was living at 71 South 27th Street in East Camden in the early 1960s.
Sadly, Patrolman Penn passed away at a very early age, sometime in the mid-1960s. He was survived by his brothers Dennis M. Penn and Kenneth L. Penn, both of whom served on the Camden Fire Department.
Camden Courier-Post - December 28, 1957
7 of 11 Slated For Cops
Jobs Fail in Tests
of the 11 men awaiting swearing in as new Camden patrolmen have failed
to “come up to medical requirements,” Director of Public Safety
Aaron announced Friday.
said he would not release the names of the seven men until he has an
opportunity to confer Monday or Tuesday with State Civil Service
11 were among 69 candidates who passed Civil Service examinations for
patrolmen, including medical and physical tests.
before they were to be sworn in on December 13, Aaron announced he was
delaying the ceremony until complete medical examinations could be
made by Dr. Garnett Summerill, city police and fire surgeon.
Summerill, Aaron said, reported to him that only four of the 11 met
all medical requirements.
next step will be up to the State Civil Service.” Aaron said. “I
will send the state a complete report and ask them to check their
physical reports, and I intend to go to Trenton either Monday or
Tuesday to talk with the Civil Service officials.”
Boyd, director of examinations for Civil Service, told the
Courier-Post the fact the men did not pass the city’s medical
examination does not remove them from the list of eligibles.
the Civil Service can put the candidates on the list and only Civil
Service can take them off,” Boyd stated.
will review the cases and it may be the men will be reexamined by our
doctors. We gave two examinations, one a medical checkup and the other
a physical test in which each person is required to do nine events
such as knee bends, bending over, pushups from the floor, etc.”
we find the doctors cannot agree, then a neutral outside specialist
may be called in to make a decision would be final as far as Civil
Service is concerned.”
11 candidates for the patrolmen posts which start with the salary of
$3800 and advance to a maximum of $4800 are:
W. Flanagan, 2323 Garfield
Avenue; Wayne W. Clifford, 205 Beideman
Avenue; James Flanagan, 2821 River
Avenue; Harry E. Barwise, 1161
Thurman Street; Lucian G. Homes, 2842 Thompson
Street; Clayton C. Hendricks Sr., 1235 North
27th Street; Anthony C. Como, 943 South
4th Street; Anthony M. Terranova, 1516 Park
Boulevard; Thomas C. Penn, 241 Mount
Vernon Street; Francis J. Fleming, 217 Eutaw
Avenue; and Howard M. Smith, 3620 Westfield
All are classified as disabled veterans.
September 28, 1960
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