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Mar on 90 two to second a marriage; two in Know Your Policeman died at 69 Emma For eighteen years Dan Swomley, a* he is familiarly known to the public, has been a member of the Frederick Police Department. This long period of faithful and efficient service illustrates again the value of lessons learned during a boyhood spent on the farm, followed by experience gained in an industrial plant. Sergeant Dan wag born August 3, 1894 on the "Trail Farm" a mile south of Frederick, a son of Calvin G . and Annie K. Swomley. His childhood and youth were occupied with farm chores and schooling at the old West South street school. There was no change until his father died in 1910 and he soon afterward moved to town. In Frederick he .secured employment at the then American Foundry on West South sir-el, remaining there for seven years as foundry and shipping clerk. Later jobs included employment at the G. L. Baking Company and eventually he went on the payroll of Frederick Iron and Steel, where he was engaged as foundry clerk for eleven years when appointment to the police force became available. "Dan" qualified as a member of the Frederick Police Department on June 15, 1934 and for seven years served as a patrolman. Meritorious-service resulted in his promotion to the rank of Sergeant on June 15, 1941, which post he has since held. Currently on day duty, Sgt. Swomley has had a wide and varied experience both on day and nioht natml Â«Â« ;- ,.,:^Â«i.. i _ j night patrol. He is widely regarded as an efficient, capable and courteous officer with many friends both Phcto by JÂ»meÂ« Mes*ersmith Sergeant Daniel E. Swomley ers and speed maniacs. At one period some years ago, he arrested 214 speeders in two months. He was also the nemesis of intinerant coal peddlers who canvassed the town without bothering to obtain a license. Sgt. Swomley is the father of five children: William L.. of Lewistown; Daniel Calvin, near Feagaville; John Richard Swomley, this city, and Mrs. Ruby M. Gerwig, also of Frederick. Another daughter. Edna Elizabeth, died in 1923. Sergeant and Mrs. Swomley reside at 201 Washington street. . - , - -- -- . . Â» Â« , . w * Â« V A ,* Â«O14AL4Â£ LI/11 O L 1 C C I , in and outside the Department. He where they have lived for is a relentless foe of reckless driv- | years.