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

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."
Date: 1948
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Arlington Public Library

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

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.
Date: 1940-1954
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Arlington Public Library

[Image of frame containing Junior Police Badges with description]

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.
Date: 1940
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Arlington Public Library