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 Collection: Arlington Police Department Collection
[Arlington Police / Fire Station, 401 W. Main Street, 1953]

[Arlington Police / Fire Station, 401 W. Main Street, 1953]

Date: 1953
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the Arlington Police/Fire Station at 401 W. Main Street taken in 1953. It shows four police cars and two fire vehicles parked in front of the building with an officer or a firemen beside each vehicle and two people standing in the front entrance. This photograph was taken from the Arlington Police Department Commemorative Book, 1994. This building also housed the jail and a courtroom. Later, in 1964, the Police Department moved to a newer station at 717 W. Main Street.
Contributing Partner: Arlington Public Library
[APD patch. Non-supervisor patch with red lettering and red trim]

[APD patch. Non-supervisor patch with red lettering and red trim]

Date: 1950
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the all red non-supervisor APD patch. The patch is outlined in red with a dark blue background. "Arlington" is written in red at the top and "Police" is in red at the bottom. In the center of the patch Texas is in red with a gold star indicating Arlington and a red circle indicating the metroplex. There are radio signals in red branching from the star.
Contributing Partner: Arlington Public Library
[Arlington Police Officers Howard Vaughan and G.A. Coke with Ed Pummill, 1950]

[Arlington Police Officers Howard Vaughan and G.A. Coke with Ed Pummill, 1950]

Date: 1950
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Police Officers Howard Vaughan and G. A. Coke (smoking) in uniform are standing with Ed Pummill, Arlington's first volunteer fire chief. G. A. Coke was a Police Chief from April 7, 1924 to May of 1925 and again in 1926.
Contributing Partner: Arlington Public Library
[Arlington Police Officers Howard Vaughn and Jack Hale on a police motorcycle]

[Arlington Police Officers Howard Vaughn and Jack Hale on a police motorcycle]

Date: 1950
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Two Arlington Police Officers, Howard Vaughn in front and Jack Hale in back, sitting on a police motorcycle parked in the middle of a downtown alley. A police car without a driver is parked behind them. Two other cars are parked in the distance and a pedestrian can be seen crossing the alley. The picture's caption reads "Howard Vaughn & Jack Hale 1950".
Contributing Partner: Arlington Public Library
[Arlington Police Commissioner Joe Elder and Fire Chief Mike Thompson, 1948, "Clean Up Now" campaign, date on photo]

[Arlington Police Commissioner Joe Elder and Fire Chief Mike Thompson, 1948, "Clean Up Now" campaign, date on photo]

Date: 1948
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Arlington Police Commissioner Joe Elder (kneeling) and Fire Chief Mike Thompson beside a 1940s Ford police car that has a large decal promoting the "Clean Up Now" campaign on the side of the back door.
Contributing Partner: Arlington Public Library
[Arlington Police Commissioner Joe Elder and Fire Chief Mike Thompson, 1948, "Clean Up Now" campaign, name and date on photo]

[Arlington Police Commissioner Joe Elder and Fire Chief Mike Thompson, 1948, "Clean Up Now" campaign, name and date on photo]

Date: 1948
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Arlington Police Commissioner Joe Elder (kneeling) and Fire Chief Mike Thompson beside a 1940s Ford police car that has a large decal promoting the "Clean Up Now" campaign on the side of the back door.
Contributing Partner: Arlington Public Library
[Arlington Police Officers, 1948: J.W. Dunlop, Frank Kelly, Minor Moore, Hugh Robinson and S. (Oscar) Webster in front of a police car]

[Arlington Police Officers, 1948: J.W. Dunlop, Frank Kelly, Minor Moore, Hugh Robinson and S. (Oscar) Webster in front of a police car]

Date: 1948
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Arlington police officers J. W. Dunlop, Frank Kelly, Minor Moore and Hugh Robinson with Oscar Webster (not from the police department) standing beside a 1948 Ford police car. The door of the car is decorated with a police officer's shield that is inscribed on the inside with the words "Police Dept. Arlington."
Contributing Partner: Arlington Public Library
[Image of Arlington Police Officer Minor Moore's badge, slapper and blackjack]

[Image of Arlington Police Officer Minor Moore's badge, slapper and blackjack]

Date: [1941-62]
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Police Officer Minor Moore's police badge, black leather blackjack and leather slapper. He carried these items when he was an officer for the APD from 1941-1962. These items are donated on loan to the Arlington Police Museum by his son.
Contributing Partner: Arlington Public Library
[Image of a Special Police Badge issued by Chief Ott Cribbs]

[Image of a Special Police Badge issued by Chief Ott Cribbs]

Date: 1940-1954
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a Special Police Badge issued by Chief Ott Cribbs. The badge is made of brass-like material in an oval shape with scrolling, a star, other figures and "Arlington Special Officer" stamped into the metal. The badge is on a block of wood with a placard behind. The placard reads: "In the late 1940's and early 1950's, when extra police officers were needed, Chief Ott Cribbs distributed these Special Officer Badges to individuals he could trust. The practice ceased in 1954 when a Reserve Police Unit was created." The badge and placard are resting on blue fabric.
Contributing Partner: Arlington Public Library
[Image of frame containing Junior Police Badges with description]

[Image of frame containing Junior Police Badges with description]

Date: 1940
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of frame containing two different Junior Police Badges with description. Futher comments not in the image follow: "These badges were issued in the 1940’s. A few citizens were frequent riders with the Arlington Police. Riders did not carry guns, but did wear these badges when on patrol. Badges were returned to desk officer at the end of shift.
Contributing Partner: Arlington Public Library