Promoted to Radio Operator 6-27-58

RADIO OPERATOR MARY R. STATTON
SDPD 06/20/1958 - 09/01/1983
05/14/1928 - 02/17/1984
THE THIN BLUE LINE
Mary Rose Statton, 55, one of the first civilian women hired by the San Diego Police Department, died Feb. 17 in Sharp Memorial Hospital after a short illness.

Miss Statton, who was born in Minneola, Kan., attended Kansas and Oklahoma schools and was graduated from Oklahoma City High School.

She came to San Diego with her family in 1951 and worked for a time at Hotel Del Charro in La Jolla before joining the Police Department in 1958.

She was police radio dispatch operator until she retired in September 1983.

She had been an active member of the Cocker Spaniel Club of San Diego and the San Diego City Employees Association.

She is survived by a brother, Bernard L. Statton, and a sister, Bette R. Statton, both of San Diego.

Services will be conducted by Monsignor Robert Callahan of St. Charles Borromeo Church in the Pacific Beach Mortuary Chapel at 1:30 p.m. Thursday. Burial will be in El Camino Memorial Park.