Charles Herman Wooster
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Charles Herman Wooster, one of the well-known sergeants of the Dayton Police Department, was born in Dayton on July 17, 1859. He received a common school education and his early training was secured in the school of "hard knocks." At an early age he left the school room and set out to make his own way in the world. As a lad he tried his hand at whatever occupation presented and he was always a hard worker. After several years of varied employment he secured a steady position as attendant at the Dayton State Hospital. Naturally this work was not the most pleasant imaginable, and in time he began to desire a change.
Mr. Wooster came to the conclusion that it would not be a bad thing to wear a patrolman's uniform and he applied for a position, with the result that he was appointed patrolman, August 6, 1886. He made an excellent officer from the beginning, and with a promotion in mind he devoted his whole energy to his duties. His industry was rewarded on June 20, 1901, by a promotion to a sergeancy, and he is now one of the best officers in the department. Sergeant Wooster is always to be relied upon. He is affiliated with the Masons and Knights of Pythias, and is popular in both organizations. Mr. Wooster has a wife, Elizabeth, and one daughter, Anna.