Mel Baum
Jan 13, 2006

Melvin J. Baum, 78, of Camillus, died Thursday at Community General Hospital. A life resident of the Syracuse area. He was a Korean Veteran of the Air Force and retired policeman for the Syracuse Police Dept. Predeceased by his wife, Irene Renczkowski Baum; two sons, Mel George Baum and Brian Walter Baum; one daughter, Tracey Elizabeth Baum-Wicks; one sister, Janet Smith; three brothers, Paul, Craig, and Jack Baum. Memorial Services will be at a later date. Arrangements by Butler-Badman Funeral Home, Inc., Onondaga Hill.
Published in the Syracuse Post Standard on 1/14/2006.

I believe Mel retired in the mid 70's.  I recall he was working in booking in the old days when SPD maintained one side of the booking department in the jail. That was when I started on the 1st Platoon, (Midnight to Eight AM), in 1971. JW021