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[APD Honor Guard, ca. 1995]

Description: Photograph of the Honor Guard (15 officers) in uniform about 1995 in front of the Ott Cribbs Public Safety Center (Main station). All are standing in two rows with five officers on the back row holding rifles. Portions of the name of the building show behind the legs of the officers on the front row. The Honor Guard contains three separate sections: Color Guard, Shooting (or Firing) Party, and an Honors Party. The Honor Guard participates in parades, dedication ceremonies, and other official events and represents the city as goodwill ambassadors across the state.
Date: 1995~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Arlington Public Library

[Image of APD ceremonial scissors]

Description: Photograph of ceremonial scissors used to cut the ribbon at the opening of the East, West, South Stations, and Heroes Park. The scissors are fairly large in gold-like metal and are lying on red fabric. East Station opened in 1996, West Station opened in 2003, South Station opened in 2008, and Heroes Park was dedicated in 2007.
Date: 1996
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Arlington Public Library

[Arlington Police Deputy Chief A.J. Key]

Description: Photograph of Deputy Chief A.J. Key in uniform shaking hands with someone out of the picture. He served with the Arlington Police Department for about 22 years between the years 1977 through 1999.
Date: 1999
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Arlington Public Library

[Arlington Police Detective Ann Thompson's drawing of a child]

Description: Photograph of a drawing done by Arlington Police Detective Ann Thompson that depicts a young boy putting on his parent's police hat and shoes. The boy is wearing a stripped shirt, shorts, and one mid thigh sock. He is seated on a flat surface with the police hat on his head and is attempting to tie a shoe on his left foot with his leg folded up and the knee against his chest. The other shoe is on it's side next to the shoe he is tying on and the other sock is lying under his left leg. The drawing appears to have been done in black pencil. The drawing was given to Police Chief Theron Bowman and the image was later used on office birthday cards.
Date: 1991
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Arlington Public Library

[APD training the recruit class, 1999]

Description: Photograph of two Arlington Police vehicles stopped abreast on a back road with the drivers leaning out the doors, hand guns pointed at a female suspect. The suspect is standing with her hands placed on her head. A group of people are standing behind, between, and to the side of the police vehicles. At least three of the people in the picture are wearing police uniforms. The others are in street attire or their apparel is not clearly pictured. Three civilian vehicles are parked on the grass behind the police vehicles. The fire training center is shown in the background (two red brick buildings, a white building and a ramp).
Date: 1999
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Arlington Public Library

[Image of the APD Millennium badge]

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.
Date: 1999
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Arlington Public Library

[APD Special Operations in training]

Description: Photograph of a page taken from the Arlington Police Department Commemorative Book, 1994 (Vol. II) showing the Special Operations Unit in training. The word "Training" is in the upper left corner. Showing are five pictures with captions: Dolores Chavez demonstrating the "Spider Crawl" ; P.J. Brock learning to tie the "Swiss Seat" ; Sgt. Walt West instructs Johnny Spruiel (Sgt. Paul Richards, Sgt. Walt West, Johnny Spruiel, J.T. Boyd) ; Rudy Salazar, rapel instructor ; Lt. Roy Mitchell "needing a little help" with the rope bridge.
Date: 1994
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Arlington Public Library

[APD Special Operations training. "School" page]

Description: Photograph of a page taken from the Arlington Police Department Commemorative Book, 1994 (Vol. II) showing the Special Operations Unit in training. The word "School" is in the upper left corner. Showing are four pictures with captions: Mark Funderburk preparing to rapel ; Helicopter rapelling ; "The Exterminators" (Greg Borders, Sgt. Walt West, Danny Nutt and James McSpadden) ; "We always knew Craig was hard-headed" (Craig Taylor, Tony Monlina, Steve Dollar, and Doug Cooper)
Date: 1994
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Arlington Public Library

[APD's first legal advisor, Robert Diaz, portrait ca. 1995]

Description: Photograph of a head and shoulders shot of Robert (Bob) Diaz who was the first legal advisor of the Arlington Police Department. He is wearing a dark suit with a red tie. He served as police legal advisor for the City of Arlington from 1974 until 1997.
Date: [1995?]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Arlington Public Library

[APD's first female officers (20 years later) in 1997]

Description: Photograph of some of the first female police officers in Arlington taken twenty years later in 1997. Front row: Martha Bacile Findlay, Martha Willbanks (center in dark blue uniform), Patt Scheckel-Hollingsworth. Back row: Shirley Bryant, Dixie Stout Bersano, and Sandy Walthall Jay (in uniform). Lt. Martha Willbanks (center) was the first female APD Police Officer.
Date: May 19, 1997
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Arlington Public Library

[Image of a display honoring Arlington Police Officer Craig Hanking]

Description: Photograph of a display of various objects belonging to and honoring Officer Craig M. Hanking who was killed in the line of duty in an automobile accident on August 3, 1994 while responding to a burglary call. Shown is Officer Hanking's black wallet containing his business card on the left and his ID badge #1443 on the right. His wrist watch sits below the wallet. At the top of the wallet is a bronze horse statue called a "caparisoned horse". The single riderless horse carries boots reversed in the stirrups in a military funeral. By tradition in military funeral honors, a caparisoned horse follows the casket of the deceased indicating that the warrior will ride no more.
Date: [1994]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Arlington Public Library

[Image of Arlington Police Officer Terry L. Lewis's pistol]

Description: Photograph of the pistol carried by Officer Terry L. Lewis the night he died in the line of duty October 9, 1992. Officer Terry Lewis and Officer Jerry Crocker were killed when their patrol car was struck broadside by a drunk driver driving a tractor trailer. This image shows the pistol with a brief description of the event placed above the pistol.
Date: [1992]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Arlington Public Library

[Image of Arlington Police Officer Jerry J. Crocker's pistol, view 2]

Description: Photograph of the pistol carried by Reserve Officer Jerry J. Crocker the night he died in the line of duty October 9, 1992. Officer Crocker and Officer Terry Lewis were killed when their patrol car was struck broadside by a drunk driver driving a tractor trailer. This image shows the pistol with Officer Crocker's name plate above it and a brief description of the event below it.
Date: [1992]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Arlington Public Library

[Image of Arlington Police Officer Jerry J. Crocker's pistol, view 1]

Description: Photograph of the pistol carried by Reserve Officer Jerry J. Crocker the night he died in the line of duty October 9, 1992. Officer Crocker and Officer Terry Lewis were killed when their patrol car was struck broadside by a drunk driver driving a tractor trailer. This image shows the pistol with Officer Crocker's name plate above it and a brief description of the event below it.
Date: [1992]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Arlington Public Library

[Arlington Police Chaplain Harold Elliott holding a photograph taken at the bombed Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building (newspaper clipping, 1996)]

Description: Photograph of Chaplain Harold Elliott holding a large color photograph that shows him walking past the bombed Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City. The bomb completely demolished one side of the building and was the worst terrorist attack at the time on U.S. soil. Chaplain Elliott was called to the city to assist as a chaplain to the other chaplains and later, to councel state, federal and local rescue and recovery workers. The caption of the clipping from the Fort Worth Star Telegram reads "Helping Hand. Police Department's chaplain serves many roles." The hand written date on the article is 8/96 but the bombing occured April 19, 1995.
Date: August 1996
Item Type: Clipping
Partner: Arlington Public Library

[Arlington Police Chief David Kunkle with Fort Worth Police Chief Tom Windham at a Fort Worth memorial service]

Description: Photograph of several policemen and an unidentified woman sitting in folding chairs at a Fort Worth memorial service. Police Chief David Kunkle is second from left on the front row and beside Chief Kunkle is Fort Worth Police Chief Thomas R. Windham. Most of them are reading a program from the service. Several people appear to be standing behind them in the crowd.
Date: [1998?]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Arlington Public Library

[Newspaper article about the street dedications for fallen Arlington police officers, part 2]

Description: Photograph of a Fort Worth Star-Telegram newspaper article written by Jessamy Brown. The article is about the street naming dedications for Arlington police officers James Johnson, Gary Harl, Jerry Crocker, and Terry Lewis who died in the line of duty. It includes brief statements from family members of the slain officers. It shows a map of the street locations.
Date: May 11, 1994
Creator: Brown, Jessamy
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Arlington Public Library

[Arlington Police Officers Gary D. Harl and Terry L. Lewis, street signs]

Description: Photograph of two street signs on a stop sign post that were placed in memory of police officers Gary Harl and Terry Lewis. The picture of the sign post is angled to show clearly the renamed streets: "Gary Harl St 500" (block) and "Terry Lewis St 200" (block). The signs were presented to the families of each officer before being erected on the streets surrounding the main station.
Date: May 11, 1994
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Arlington Public Library