S. BUSKO was born November 10, 1919 to Emil J. and Annie Busko, both of
Polish descent who were born in what had been Austria-Hungary and who
had come to America early in 1910. Emil Busko was boarding at 1203 Lemon
Street (present-day Lansdowne Avenue) when the Census was taken in 1910,
as was an Annie Malinowski. It is likely that the two wed soon
Busko had worked as a stone mason, but by 1914 was working as a
carpenter. The 1914 City Directory shows the family at 1251 Lemon
Street, which was renamed Lansdowne Avenue shortly afterwards. Emil
Busko's draft card, issued on June 5, 1917 in Camden, shows that the
Busko family had moved to 1245 Whitman Street. Emil Busko was then
employed by a Ben Stein.
1920 the family had moved to the 1100 Block of Sycamore Street, and by
1924 the Busko family had bought the house at 1187 Sycamore
the census was taken in April of 1930, Emil and Anna Busko were still
living at 1187 Sycamore
Street. Emil Busko was still working as a
carpenter. Besides Walter there were two older brothers, Stanley, 18;
and Emil F., 15; and a younger sister, Helen, 13.
Busko had married Florence Long and had completed two years of college when he was
inducted into the United States Army on May 23, 1943 in Camden.
Busko joined the Camden Police Department sometime after January of
1949. By 1956 he was living at 3619 Fremont Street in East Camden, and
remained a that address through at least 1970. He had been promoted to
Sergeant by December of 1961, and was one of the original officers of
the Camden Police Department K9 unit. Walter Busko's older brother Emil was
still living at 1181 Sycamore
Street as late as the fall of 1977.
S. Busko retired from the Camden Police Department in 1981. He and wife
Florence lived in