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[Arlington Police Museum. Newspaper picture of Russian police officer Col. Galija Mavljutov touring the Harold K. Elliott Police Museum in Arlington]

Description: Photograph of a newspaper clipping with a photograph taken by Brad Loper from the Arlington Morning News of Russian police officer Col. Galija Mavljutov touring the Arlington police museum after she attended the International Association of Women Police conference in Dallas. The caption at the top of the picture says "Policewomen join forces." The picture also shows various artifacts on display at the museum including three mannequins wearing uniforms and a United States Flag.
Date: November 14, 1997
Creator: Loper, Brad
Partner: Arlington Public Library

[Arlington Police Chaplain Harold Elliott's film "Suicide is not painless" newspaper article from the Arlington Daily News, 1986]

Description: Photograph of an article written by Nancy Visser from the Arlington Daily News about the 22-minute docudrama promoted by Chaplain Harold Elliott on teenage suicide. The title of the article is "Special film to show pain of suicide." It shows a picture of Chaplain Elliott watching a film crew prepare for a scene near Lake Arlington. The title of Chaplain Elliott's film is "Suicide is not painless." The film has been shown in schools, foriegn countries, and the military.
Date: February 25, 1986
Creator: Visser, Nancy
Partner: Arlington Public Library

[Arlington Police Officer Terry L. Lewis in uniform]

Description: Photograph of Officer Terry L. Lewis in dark blue uniform taken in a living room sitting with a United States map in the background. Officer Lewis was killed in the line of duty by vehicular assault on October 9, 1992. He and Reserve Officer Jerry Crocker were killed when their patrol car was struck by a drunk driver.
Date: 199u
Partner: Arlington Public Library

[Image of Arlington Police Officer Gary Harl's handcuffs and pocket knife]

Description: 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.
Date: 1975
Partner: Arlington Public Library

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

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.
Date: 1975
Partner: Arlington Public Library

[Image of antique APD Chief Badge, on blue drape]

Description: Photograph of a silver frame containing an antique APD Chief Badge with an information placard below the badge. The badge is a six pointed star constructed from silver-like metal with "Chief Arlington Police" pressed in and blackened. The badge is pinned on gold felt. The placard that is below it reads: "Antique Arlington Police Badge. Date of Use Unknown." The frame is on a blue drape background.
Date: 19uu
Partner: Arlington Public Library

[Image of antique APD Chief Badge, on red fabric]

Description: Photograph of a silver frame containing an antique APD Chief Badge with an information placard below the badge. The badge is a six pointed star constructed from silver-like metal with "Chief Arlington Police" pressed in and blackened. The badge is pinned on gold felt. The placard that is below it reads: "Antique Arlington Police Badge. Date of Use Unknown." The frame is on a red fabric background.
Date: 19uu
Partner: Arlington Public Library

[Image of APD epaulets]

Description: Photograph of various epaulets worn by the Arlington Police Department. To the right of each epaulet is an explanation of its meaning. An epaulette is a type of ornamental shoulder piece or decoration used as insignia of rank by armed forces and other organizations. It is usually worn on dress or ceremonial uniforms. APD no longer wears epaulets. The epaulets shown are: Training; Reserves; Support Services; Traffic; Patrol; Tactical; Youth Services, D.A.R.E., School Resource.
Date: 19uu
Partner: Arlington Public Library

[Image of Arlington Police Chief Ott Cribb's personal scrapbook, view 1]

Description: Photograph of Arlington Police Chief A.B. "Ott" Cribbs personal scrapbook. Chief Cribbs started his career as a police officer in 1926 and was appointed Police Chief in 1934, a position he held for the next 37 years. He retired in 1971. This scrapbook records such events as his encounter with Clyde Barrow (of the "Bonnie and Clyde" outlaw couple). This image shows his picture on the left page and various newspaper clippings glued onto the right page.
Date: 19uu
Partner: Arlington Public Library

[Image of Arlington Police Chief Ott Cribb's personal scrapbook, view 2]

Description: Photograph of Arlington Police Chief A.B. "Ott" Cribbs personal scrapbook. Chief Cribbs started his career as a police officer in 1926 and was appointed Police Chief in 1934, a position he held for the next 37 years. He retired in 1971. This scrapbook records such events as his encounter with Clyde Barrow (of the "Bonnie and Clyde" outlaw couple). This image shows his picture on the left page and various newspaper clippings glued onto the right page.
Date: 19uu
Partner: Arlington Public Library

[Image of a replica of the Texas Peace Officers' Memorial in Austin, Texas, side view]

Description: Photograph of a replica of the Texas Peace Officers' Memorial. The Texas Peace Officers' Memorial is a monument erected on the grounds of the Capitol Complex in Austin, Texas to recognize and honor the ultimate sacrifice made by Texas law enforcement and corrections officers who were killed in the line of duty. On May 10, 1999, law enforcement officers and the families of officers traveled to Austin for the Memorial dedication. This replica is on a wooden base with the words "Texas Peace Officers Memorial" printed on a bronze plate attached to the center of the base.
Date: 1999?
Partner: Arlington Public Library

[Arlington Police Officer Martha Willbanks, APD's first female officer]

Description: Photograph of Officer Martha Willbanks standing with her arm on the driver's door of an Arlington Police cruiser. This is a close-in photo of Officer Willbanks taken in about 1999 with the background of the building and foliage distorted. Officer Willbanks was Arlington's first female officer (she was called the city's only armed secretary) and her dress uniform hangs in the police museum.
Date: 1999?
Partner: Arlington Public Library

[Image of a replica of the Texas Peace Officers' Memorial in Austin, Texas, top view]

Description: Photograph of a replica of the Texas Peace Officers' Memorial. The Texas Peace Officers' Memorial is a monument erected on the grounds of the Capitol Complex in Austin, Texas to recognize and honor the ultimate sacrifice made by Texas law enforcement and corrections officers who were killed in the line of duty. On May 10, 1999, law enforcement officers and the families of officers traveled to Austin for the Memorial dedication. This replica is on a wooden base with the words "Texas Peace Officers Memorial" printed on a bronze plate attached to the center of the base.
Date: 1999?
Partner: Arlington Public Library

[Arlington police officers in casual clothes, ca 1980s]

Description: Photograph of a group in an Arlington police training class in casual clothes arranged in two rows. The bottom row has five men sitting in chairs who have been partially identified as Jay Hayek on the far left, Morris Sanders second from the left, and Steve Broadstreet in the middle. The top row has eleven men (one in uniform) and one woman standing behind them. From left to right they have been identified as Rick Eudy in the blue v-neck shirt, Kevin Lewis, and Floyd Adams. The last man on the back row on the far right is Bill Griffith.
Date: 198u
Partner: Arlington Public Library

[Heroes' Park dedication photograph]

Description: Announcement about the dedication service for Heroes' Park in Arlington, Texas including a photograph of the memorial wall. The caption at the bottom of the picture says "Heroes' Park Dedication." Dedication was held May 17, 2008. The park is located at 2100 W. Green Oaks Blvd. Heroes' Park is a tribute to the City of Arlington's Police and Fire Departments, and will commemorate those fallen in the line of duty. Features include the "Remembrance Courtyard", "Stream of Life", and "We Remember Wall".
Date: May 17, 2008
Partner: Arlington Public Library