Homer Leslie Tupman

Dayton Police Department - 1910
Pages 40-41

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Homer Leslie Tupman is a native of the Blue Grass State, his birth occurring in the city of Covington, May 21, 1877. He began his education in the common schools of Kenton County, and after leaving them entered Dunlap's Academy at Independence, Kentucky, where he prepared himself for teaching. He secured a position in his chosen profession immediately after graduating from the college and stayed with the work in the school room for several years. In the mean time he removed to Dayton. His health demanded that he secure out-door work and the result was that he was appointed patrolman on the Dayton police force, May 6, 1901.

Mr. Tupman found it more to his liking to make grown-ups mind than children, and as his health showed immediate improvement he decided to stick with the department and work his way to the front. He made an enviable record as patrolman and convinced his superiors that he was qualified for a more responsible place in the department. A vacancy in the sergeants' rank occurred in 1908 and Patrolman Tupman was selected as the best man for the job. He was promoted on January 2 of that year. He is giving the best of satisfaction. Sergeant Tupman is affiliated with the Modern Woodmen. His family consists of his wife, Lillian, and one son, Homer Arnold.

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