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 Collection: Arlington Police Department Collection
[Image of case with items from shooting of Officer Buddy Evans]

[Image of case with items from shooting of Officer Buddy Evans]

Date: February 26, 1988
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of case containing items from the shooting of Officer Buddy Evans. There are two frames. The largest frame holds the bullet with a placard describing the events: "Bullet that struck Officer Buddy Evans 2-26-1988. Evans observed a car not moving through the signal light at Abram and Collins Street. When he approached the woman driver, she shot him. She had been waiting for an officer to come by so she could kill him. The bullet lodged in Officer Evans vest, only injuring him." The smaller frame holds a picture of Officer Evans and his name.
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[Image of Detective James McSpadden's Investigative Review notebook on the Amber Hagerman Homicide, view 1]

[Image of Detective James McSpadden's Investigative Review notebook on the Amber Hagerman Homicide, view 1]

Date: 1996
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Amber Hagerman Homicide Investigative Review note book kept by Detective James McSpadden. The notebook is lying on blue fabric. Additional comments: Amber’s death in 1996 led to President George W. Bush signing the AMBER Alert into law in 2003.
Contributing Partner: Arlington Public Library
[Image of Detective James McSpadden's Investigative Review notebook on the Amber Hagerman Homicide, view 2]

[Image of Detective James McSpadden's Investigative Review notebook on the Amber Hagerman Homicide, view 2]

Date: 1996
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Amber Hagerman Homicide Investigative Review note book kept by Detective James McSpadden. The notebook is lying on blue fabric. Additional comments: Amber’s death in 1996 led to President George W. Bush signing the AMBER Alert into law in 2003.
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.
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[Image of items recognizing Chaplain Harold Elliott, founder of the Arlington Police Museum]

[Image of items recognizing Chaplain Harold Elliott, founder of the Arlington Police Museum]

Date: June 2004
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of items recognizing Chaplain Harold Elliott as founder of the Police Museum in 1982. The museum was later named for him on his retirement in June 2004. Items include his picture and name with caption reading: "The Police Museum was officially named after its founder and curator, Chaplain Harold Elliott, in June 2004; his parking sign which reads: "Police Chaplain"; a laminated official museum post card with his picture; his badge; and desk set with name plate and police coffee mug. Harold Elliott became a volunteer chaplain for the APD in 1974. In 1982, he became the APD's first full-time police chaplain.
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[Image of seven shell casings]

[Image of seven shell casings]

Date: [20??]
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a close-up of seven shell casings. The seven shell casings represent a 21 gun salute honoring fallen officers. Three volleys from seven rifles constitute the 21 gun salute. The brass casings are then given to family members. (These shown are from practice rounds).
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[Image of the APD Millennium badge]

[Image of the APD Millennium badge]

Date: 1999
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the APD Millennium badge. The gold Millennium badge is imprinted with the words "Arlington," "Police," "1884-2000," "Texas" (printed inside a white baseball), a bronze colored front view of the Texas Rangers Stadium, and the word "Officer." The badge was worn from November 1999 until January 1, 2000.
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[Image of the APD night watchman's clock]

[Image of the APD night watchman's clock]

Date: 1930
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the Night Watchman's clock used by Chief Cribbs for the Arlington Police Department in the mid 1930s. It contained a roll of paper that recorded the time and location of the watchman when he inserted a special key from the location he was checking. A special key was housed at each location. It continued in use until the early 1950s at which time officers were required to hand check and note the locked doors to businesses.
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[Image of the Chief's Coin created by Arlington Police Chief Theron Bowman in 2003]

[Image of the Chief's Coin created by Arlington Police Chief Theron Bowman in 2003]

Date: [2003]
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the front and back view of a special gold coin created by Arlington Police Chief Theron Bowman in 2003. The coin is presented by the Chief to any personnel for outstanding service deserving immediate recognition. A picture-framed description of the coin is placed above the front and back views of the coin. The description reads: "Chief''s Coin. A special coin created by Chief Theron Bowman. Presented to officers and professional personnel for outstanding service, retirements, etc. Begun in 2003." One side of the completely gold coin has a replica of an Arlington police badge in the center with the words "Accountability," "Honor", and "Teamwork" engraved around the edges. The other side of the gold coin has a full color replica of an Arlington police patch in the center with the words "Service," "Leadership," and "Integrity" engraved around the edges in gold.
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[Image of the pistol used to murder Police Officer Gary D. Harl]

[Image of the pistol used to murder Police Officer Gary D. Harl]

Date: [1975]
Creator: unknown
Description: 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.
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