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 Decade: 1970-1979
 Collection: Arlington Police Department Collection
[APD community service van]
Photograph of an Arlington police department community service van as three photographs framed together in one 3-hole vertical frame. The top and bottom photographs are black & white and show the Ford van in bad condition. The middle photograph is color and shows the van to be painted blue with an Arlington Police decal on the back side pannel and the words "Sport Wagon" printed on the side doors. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth176323/
[APD Mobile Crime Lab newspaper article from the Arlington Good Times Magazine, 1974]
Photograph of an article from the November 1974 City of Arlington Good Times Magazine about the new Arlington Police Department Mobile Crime Lab. The title of the article is "Police Crime Lab hits the streets." It shows a picture of Officer James Bethany, who was in charge of the designing of the inside of the lab, standing beside the mobile crime lab vehicle. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth176491/
[APD Motorcycle Division, 1976]
Photograph of eight police motorcylces lined up at an angle. Each motorcycle carries a fully uniformed police officer. This photograph was included in the 1984 Arlington Police Commemorative Book with the caption "1976 Motorcycle Squad." Included in the photograph are Rudy Salazar, Doug Coldwell, Lynn Dodson, Jim Cagle, Charles Waybourn, John Faltynski, Homer DeWolfe, and Larry Jones. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth176449/
[APD officer running speed radar]
Photograph of an Arlington police officer in tan uniform standing in front of his patrol car checking for speeders on Division Street (near the Eastern Star Home). The speed radar monitor sits on the hood of his vehicle. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth176382/
[APD ORBIS photo of a moving vehicle]
Photograph of an automobile in motion on the road, using ORBIS, Arlington's first speed detection device. A vehicle travelling faster than a preset speed triggers ORBIS to take a picture of the vehicle, including the front license area and the driver. The date, time, and vehicle speed is included on the picture. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth176325/
[APD patch. Unofficial APD patch that later became official patch with gold lettering and gold trim]
Photograph of an unofficial APD patch that later became official. Gold was ordered by mistake. The background is dark blue with gold outlining. "Arlington" is written in gold at the top and "Police" is in gold at the bottom. In the center of the patch Texas is in red with a gold star indicating Arlington and a gold circle indicating the metroplex. There are radio signals in light blue/silver branching from the star. The intent was to order a patch with red trim. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth176344/
[APD's first legal advisor, Robert Diaz, clipping from city publication]
Photograph of a head and shoulders shot of Robert (Bob) Diaz who was the first legal advisor of the Arlington Police Department. The caption under the picture says "Robert Diaz. Police Legal Advisor." He served as police legal advisor for the City of Arlington from 1974 until 1997. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth176423/
[Arlington Police Chief Herman Perry, Lt. Roy Ables, and Officer Martha Willbanks, 1973]
Photograph of Police Chief Herman Perry, Lt. Roy Ables, and Officer Martha Willbanks in an office with baked goods from Ferguson Jr. High School. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth176320/
[Arlington Police Officer Dick Hill newspaper article from the Arlington Daily News, 1975]
Photograph of an article written by Beth Ann Loomis from the Arlington Daily News Monday Profile about Officer Dick Hill. The title of the article is "Former Chicago Bear now patrols streets for APD." It shows a picture of Officer Dick Hill wearing his police motorcycle helmet and firing speed radar at motorists. The article gives a brief profile of the officer's background. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth176492/
[Arlington Police Officer Fletcher Ray]
Photograph of Officer Fletcher Ray, Arlington's first African American police officer, with Detective Larry Jones and Sergeant Harold White taken at 717 W. Main jail. Both Sergeant White and Officer Ray are in uniform and Detective Jones is in a suit. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth176305/
[Arlington Police Officer Gary D. Harl]
Photograph of Officer Gary Dwaine Harl in tan uniform standing inside the open door of a police car. He is using the mobile radio. Officer Harl was killed in the line of duty while making a "routine" traffic stop. He was killed by gunfire on July 16, 1975 when he stopped a man who had been driving a stolen motorcycle. The two men were sitting in the front seat of Officer Harl's police car when the motorcycle driver suddenly shot him. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth176333/
[Arlington Police Officer Homer DeWolfe's motorcycle parked in Safety Town]
Photograph of Police Officer Homer DeWolfe's police motorcycle parked at the Six Flags Mall Safety Town. The motocycle is a Harley Davidson Electra Glide and was nicknamed "Honey Harley." Established in about 1978, Safety Town was a model town on the parking lot of Six Flags Mall where parents could take their children to learn road safety on their bicycles. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth176369/
[Arlington Police Substation 1 described in the Arlington Citizen Journal, 1973, 1st view]
Photograph of a newspaper clipping from the Arlington Citizen Journal dated November 8, 1973 telling about Arlington's first police substation located on Little School Road. Arlington Substation 1 shared the facility with Fire Station 7. Substation 1 was also referred to as Little Road Station. A police motorcycle, a detective car, and a community service van are parked in the front parking lot and fire vehicles are parked inside the fire station garages. When the building opened in 1971, a portion of the building was used by the Police Department for a training center, community services, polygraph examinations, and traffic/motorcycle offices. Later in 1973, the section used by the police was dedicated as its first police substation with desk officers on duty 24 hours. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth176357/
[Arlington Police Substation 1 described in the Arlington Citizen Journal, 1973, 2nd view]
Photograph of a newspaper clipping from the Arlington Citizen Journal dated November 8, 1973 telling about Arlington's first police substation located on Little School Road. Arlington Substation 1 shared the facility with Fire Station 7. Substation 1 was also referred to as Little Road Station. A police motorcycle, a detective car, and a community service van are parked in the front parking lot and fire vehicles are parked inside the fire station garages. When the building opened in 1971, a portion of the building was used by the Police Department for a training center, community services, polygraph examinations, and traffic/motorcycle offices. Later in 1973, the section used by the police was dedicated as its first police substation with desk officers on duty 24 hours. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth176438/
[City of Arlington bicentennial business envelope, back image]
Back full color image of the City of Arlington bicentennial business envelope in celebration of the United States 200th anniversary. The back of the envelope is imprinted with various color drawings of images from Arlington's past history. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth176308/
[City of Arlington bicentennial business envelope, front image]
Front full color images of the City of Arlington bicentennial business envelope in celebration of the United States 200th anniversary. The front of the envelope is imprinted with two emblems: the City of Arlington emblem and return address headed by the word Centennial and beneath that, the official U.S. 1776-1976 bicentennial emblem. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth176309/
[Image of a case displaying the uniform worn by Martha Willbanks, Arlington's first female officer]
Photograph of a case displaying the tan uniform dress with badge and arm patch worn by Martha Willbanks, Arlington's first female officer. Officer Willbanks began her career in 1973. In 1986, the Department changed from a tan uniform to a dark blue uniform. Officer Willbanks died in 2001 of natural causes, with the rank of Lieutenant. On the lower left side of the display is a picture of Officer Willbanks in the blue uniform and on the lower right side of the display is a brief statement about her service as an officer. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth176214/
[Image of Arlington Police Officer Gary Harl's handcuffs and pocket knife]
Photograph of the handcuffs and pocket knife carried by Officer Gary Harl when he was killed in the line of duty while making a "routine" traffic stop. He was killed by gunfire on July 16, 1975 when he stopped a man who had been driving a stolen motorcycle. The two men were sitting in the front seat of Officer Harl's police car when the motorcycle driver suddenly shot him. This image shows the handcuffs and the pocket knife with a brief description of the event placed above them. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth176249/
[Image of case displaying items from the shooting of Officer Doug Ligon, view 1]
Photograph of a case displaying items from the shooting of Officer Doug Ligon. The case contains news articles with descriptive placards framed against the back of the case, the assault rifle used by the assailant standing upright by the stock, the bullet encased in accetate, the bullet casing in an accetate frame with placard, and a smaller frame with what looks like a description of the case contents. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth176203/
[Image of case displaying items from the shooting of Officer Doug Ligon, view 2]
Photograph of a case displaying items from the shooting of Officer Doug Ligon. The case contains news articles with descriptive placards framed against the back of the case, the assault rifle used by the assailant standing upright by the stock, the bullet encased in accetate, the bullet casing in an accetate frame with placard, and a smaller frame with what looks like a description of the case contents. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth176204/
[Image of the pistol used to murder Police Officer Gary D. Harl]
Photograph of the 38 caliber pistol used to murder Police Officer Gary Harl. Officer Harl was killed in the line of duty while making a "routine" traffic stop. He was killed by gunfire on July 16, 1975 when he stopped a man who had been driving a stolen motorcycle. The two men were sitting in the front seat of Officer Harl's police car when the motorcycle thief suddenly shot him. Later the same night the culprit ended his own life with this same pistol. Attached to the pistol is a Department ID tag. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth176255/
[Newspaper clipping about Arlington Police Officers receiving awards, 1973]
Photograph of an Arlington Citizens Journal newspaper clipping about five police officers recieving awards for their achievements. The title caption under the picture is "Top Cops." Those listed in the clipping are: Richard Love, Ben Bounds, Lionel (Lee) Eastman, John Faltynski, and Bob Callas. Awards given were watches or .38 pistols. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth176458/