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Ann Arbor Gets Trio Of New Police Officers

Recent Appointees,

All Ex-Servicemen,

Start Training Monday

Ann Arbor's police force will be augmented Monday by the addition of three- new patrolmen, all discharged servicemen, who will begin their two-weeks’ training period then, Police Chief Sherman H. Mortenson announced today.

The three, who all were Ann Arbor residents before entering the armed forces, are Douglas A. Busch, 24, 403 S. Seventh St., Don Curtis, 29, of 836 Brookwood Pl. and Harold E. Olson, 22, of 108 Third St.

European Veteran

Busch, discharged Nov. 7 from the Army, served as a corporal with the military police in the European theater for three years. Born and reared here and an Ann Arbor High school graduate, he is married and has one daughter. His-father, Arnold Busch, formerly was on the city police force.


Discharged last month, Curtis, who was a staff sergeant in a mortar outfit, chemical warfare division, for his four and one-half years in the Army, served in the European theater also. He is married, a graduate of Plymouth High school in the class of 1935, and an Ann Arbor resident since then.

GI Medic 

Olson, who also served in the European theater, was a staff sergeant with a medical detachment for nearly three years, receiving his discharge Nov. 12. Graduated from Ann Arbor High school in 1941, he is married and the father of one son.

Roland Wurster, a patrolman from 1939 to 1942 when he went into the Army, will return to duty on Dec. 16, Chief Mortenson also said. Wurster now is serving as a captain with the military police.

With the return of Wurster, the police department will have almost its full normal complement, according to Chief Mortenson. Thirty-eight men and three women usually are employed in the department. At present there are 35 men and three women on the staff.

Michael Scharbat, a former patrolman, in the Army since 1942, also is expected to return after his discharge from the armed forces.