Isaiah
Pitts


 

ISAIAH PITTS was born on March 4, 1930. He served as with the Camden Police Department, and had been promoted to detective in June of 1967. He retired from the department with the rank of sergeant. His son, Isaiah D. "Daryl" Pitts followed him onto the force. 

Last a resident of Camden, Isaiah Pitts passed away on June 9, 2003.


1962 Camden Police Report - Roll Call and Inspection

Front row from left: William Kelly, John Ferry, Clyde Waters, Andrew Monroe, Cecil Picou, Isaiah Pitts, Sergeant Joseph Troestel

Middle Row: Standing behind Waters and Monroe (with mustache) is Fontaine Shockley, unknown, unknown, Freddie Dobson, Horace "Speed" Wilkerson, Frank Crissey is at far right, holding a book.

Back row Starting at the window: Jerome Spratley, Arnold Cream,  Danny Domerowski and at far left Art Lewandowski


Camden Courier-Post - June 22, 1967

9 Camden Police Earn Promotions

Lt. Howard Clayton, 55, 30 year veteran on Camden's police was named acting captain of the service division yesterday, while five city patrolmen were sworn in as detectives by John T. Odorisio, city clerk.

A sixth patrolman, Isaiah Pitts, 37, of 2920 Berkley Street, unable to attend promotion ceremonies because of illness, will be sworn in on return to duty. He's a 10-year veteran.

As acting captain of the service division, Clayton will head the identification, traffic and communications bureaus.

Patrolmen promoted yesterday were Augustus Balzano, 31, 3165 Merriel Avenue, and David Del Rossi, 27, 1466 Mount Ephraim Avenue, both three year veterans; John Phoenix; 35, 1333 Princess Avenue, Robert Mentz, 30, 2608 Baird Avenue, and Gilbert Upshaw, 36, 1525 Wildwood Avenue, all six-year members of  the force.

The six men will earn $6625 a year as detectives; a $200 increase in present salary. All have been acting as detectives.

Deputy Police Chief William Yeager also announced the appointment of Sgt. Peter Paull, 42, a 16-year man on the force, as acting lieutenant. Paull will be in charge of the communications section.

Frank Senatore, also 42, and an 18-year veteran, will be transferred from the patrol division to the detective division Monday morning, Yeager said .

Present during the swearing in were Police Chief Harold Melleby, Yeager, and Captain John Watkins, head of the detective division..


Camden Courier-Post * June 12, 2003

PITTS, ISAIAH
73 yrs, of Camden, on June 9, 2003.
He retired from the Camden Police force as a Sergeant. He is a member of the Men's Federation.
He is survived by his wife, Juanita; his children, Isaiah D. (Esther) Pitts I, Janet Pitts Morris, and Jewel Pitts Earl; his grandchildren, Jewel J., Kenneth, Kenya, Isaiah K., Isaiah D. II, Geneva, Chequai, and Juanita; 4 great-grandchildren; special nephew, Craig Pitts; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Services will be held 10:30am Saturday at Macedonia AME Church, 261 Spruce St., Camden, where friends may call after 9am. Interment Sunset Memorial Park. A viewing will be held Friday, 5-8pm at CARL MILLER FUNERAL HOME, 831 Carl Miller Blvd., Camden..


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