Harry Elmer Vadder, who has been a valuable member of the police force since his appointment as patrolman on May 2, 1909, is a native of Dayton. He was born on September 26, 1877. After taking advantage of the educational opportunities offered by the public schools he went to work in a local factory and learned the trade of assembler. He followed this work until the opportunity to become an officer presented. Mr. Vadder is married, his wife's name being Goldie Mae. He is a prominent member of the Knights of Pythias and is popular in a large circle of friends.