OFFICER GEORGE T. HEMPHILL, of the Camden Police Department, was serving on the vandalism squad when, on January 27, 1940, he was sent to the Cooper River, just south of the State Street Bridge, where he found that ten-year old Johnny Bernard had fallen throw the thin layer of ice that had been coating the stream.
Officer Hemphill proceeded to hop from ice floe to ice floe himself to get to the boy, who was losing his grip on the chunk of ice that was keeping him afloat. A rescue was made before the boy went under.
George Hemphill had already joined the Camden police department by 1929. By that year he was living with his wife Edna at 707 York Street in North Camden. George and Edna Hemphill had left Camden by the time the 1947 City Directory was compiled.
|Camden Courier-Post - August 15, 1933|
NABBED AGAIN IN RAID
Three others were arrested. One of them, James Greer, 35, of 332 North Second street, placed a charge of possession of stolen goods against Rodgers when police unearthed some articles stolen from Greer two months ago.
Rodgers has fallen afoul of the , law on numerous occasions. He has been arrested several times for operating speakeasies. He was also arrested as a material witness in the "Shooey" Bonner murder two years ago.
He will be given a police court hearing today,
Detectives raided a vacant dwelling at 225 Chestnut Street last night and seized a "moonshine" plant consisting of two stills, 36 barrels of mash and oil and gas stove cookers.
The place had been under observation by Detective Vernon Jones for two weeks.
No one was inside when Jones and Patrolmen George Hemphill and John Houston entered. A 50 gallon still was on the second floor and a 35 gallon still on the first floor.
February 21, 1938
|Camden Courier-Post - January 26, 1940|
January 26, 1940
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