Ruth Crumpton Dargan

Star Ledger obit photo


Became a Newark policewoman in 1949. First Newark woman detective chosen for the Homicide Squad and sent to Quantico for advanced criminal investigation. She was the only woman chosen to initiate the Sex Crimes Unit during her tenure. Served as bodyguard for Eleanor Roosevelt, Coretta Scott King, and Carol Graves. Recording secretary of Batons Inc.


“Ruth Dargan” Star Ledger Feb 7, 2010

Lady MarksmanJet Sept 1, 1955

“Taxi Scene” Star Ledger Mar 30, 1959

“Watch Out She May Be A Cop” Star Ledger Mar 21, 1965

“The Finest” Star Ledger Dec 16, 1949

Dargan, Kyle. “A Brick City RecordThe Root