Remembering Edgar Y. Dobbins The First Chief U.S. Probation Officer In the District of New Jersey

April 14, 2016

On April 14, 2016, the U.S. District Court for the District Of New Jersey, the Historical Society, and the U.S. Probation Office jointly celebrated the 85th Anniversary of the appointment of Edgar Y. Dobbins as the first federal probation officer in New Jersey at an event held in the Camden Courthouse. Nancy Dobbins K. Myer attended the ceremony and presented Chief Torres with a derby that Chief Dobbins often wore. She also provided him with a family photograph of Curtis Dobbins, at age 25, three years before he lost his life. She expressed that the event and the Court’s efforts to keep her grandfather’s memory alive had been a remarkable experience for her family.