Justina Eller


Justina Eller was the third policewoman appointed in 1918 with Margaret Dugan and Etta Fallon. They were the first and for many years only policewomen. Justina worked interviewing women prisoners, catching shoplifters, and was assigned to the casualty squad. She died on duty in 1939. She was born in Brooklyn.


“Justina Eller, City Policewoman”, Newark News, June 23, 1939.

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