Walter
S.
Busko


WALTER S. BUSKO was born November 10, 1919 to Emil J. and Annie Busko, both of Polish descent who were born in what had been Austria-Hungary and who had come to America early in 1910. Emil Busko was boarding at 1203 Lemon Street (present-day Lansdowne Avenue) when the Census was taken in 1910, as was an Annie Malinowski. It is likely that the two wed soon afterwards.

Emil Busko had worked as a stone mason, but by 1914 was working as a carpenter. The 1914 City Directory shows the family at 1251 Lemon Street, which was renamed Lansdowne Avenue shortly afterwards. Emil Busko's draft card, issued on June 5, 1917 in Camden, shows that the Busko family had moved to 1245 Whitman Street. Emil Busko was then employed by a Ben Stein.

By 1920 the family had moved to the 1100 Block of Sycamore Street, and by 1924 the Busko family had bought the house at 1187 Sycamore Street.

When the census was taken in April of 1930, Emil and Anna Busko were still living at 1187 Sycamore Street. Emil Busko was still working as a carpenter. Besides Walter there were two older brothers, Stanley, 18; and Emil F., 15; and a younger sister, Helen, 13.

Walter Busko had married and completed two years of college when he was inducted into the United States Army on May 23, 1943 in Camden.

Walter Busko joined the Camden Police Department sometime after January of 1949. By 1956 he was living at 3619 Fremont Street in East Camden, and remained a that address through at least 1970. He had been promoted to Sergeant by December of 1961, and was one of the original officers of the Camden Police Department K9 unit. Walter Busko's older brother Emil was still living at 1181 Sycamore Street as late as the fall of 1977.

Walter S. Busko passed away on July 18, 1991.


Camden Courier-Post - December 11, 1957


Convention Hall Roma Cafe
Thomas Kelly Gustav Koerner
Anthony Skolski Sgt. Ray Smith
Anthony Marino Joseph Mardino
Ernie Santaniello Art Sharp
Andy Fanelli Nick Tedeschi
Anthony Galiozzi Anthony Moffa
Frank H. Ryan Charles Kocher
Mario Ferrari Peter Paull
Edward Yeager Walter Busko
Royden Street Douglas Holmes

Camden Local 35, Patrolmen's Benevolent Association
 Willard C. Schriver - George McKenzie


Sergeant Walter Bosko
of the
New  Camden Police K9 Unit

December 1961

Photo by Bob Bartosz


Circa 1969 - New Uniforms
Click on Image for Enlarged View

Charles Kocher Jr., Thomas Kelly, Walter Busko, Peter Paull
Photo courtesy of Charles Kocher


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