Frank Truax Dies

Camden Courier-Post – July 1, 1932


Second District Officer Had Been in Service Since 1917

Police Sergeant Frank Truax of the Second Police District died at last night in Cooper Hospital of a complication of diseases. He was 50 and resided at 1139 Kenwood Avenue.

Sergeant Truax was admitted to the institution at 8:55 PM. Five minutes later he was dead.

He was considered one of the most efficient officers of the police department by his superiors, and his death was a shock to his friends and acquaintances.

He had been a member of the police department since April 12, 1917, having been appointed by former Mayor Charles H. Ellis. After 13 years of “pounding a beat” he was promoted to sergeant on April 9, 1930, by former Director of Public Safety David S. Rhone.

Shortly after dinner last night, Sergeant Truax complained of feeling ill. He had been in ill health for the past few weeks.

His wife, Mrs. Linda Truax summoned Dr. H. G. Stimus and Dr. Rhone. They ordered him removed to the hospital at once.

Besides his wife, Sergeant Truax is survived by a sister, Mrs. Viola Wilkinson of 701 Royden Street. Funeral arrangements have not been completed.


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