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[Image of a case displaying the book "Mail Order Murder", a case solved by Detectives Tom LeNoir and Buddy Evans]

Description: Photograph of a case displaying a paperback book "Mail Order Murder" written by Patricia Springer about the case solved by Detectives Tom LeNoir and Buddy Evans. To the left of the book, a two-sided folding frame holds their photos and names. To the right of the book, a framed placard states: Book about murder cases solved by Detectives Tom LeNoir and Buddy Evans 1994. Additional comments, not in the image, follow: "The book is the story of a case they solved called, MAIL ORDER MURDER. The suspect was convicted for the murder of only one of several wives he killed. He acquired his brides through mail order romance magazines. Arlington Police became involved in 1994. A jury convicted Jack Reeves in 1996 and sentenced him to 99 years in prison."
Date: 1994
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

[Arlington Police Officer James Evans Johnson, street renaming ceremony]

Description: Photograph of a group gathered outside of the Ott Cribbs Public Safety Center for the dedication of a street that has been renamed in memory of Officer James Johnson. Three people, a police officer and two women, are holding a new street sign: "James Johnson 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

[Arlington Police Officer James Evans Johnson, street sign]

Description: Photograph of a group of people looking at a renamed street sign, "James Johnson St 200" (block) which has been installed on the sign post with "W Division" street sign. 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

[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

[Newspaper article about the street dedications for fallen Arlington police officers, part 1]

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. There are three pictures in the article. The largest is of Luther Johnson with a photo of his brother Officer James Johnson who died in 1930. Two other smaller pictures are photos of Officer Jerry Crocker and Officer Terry Lewis.
Date: May 11, 1994
Creator: Brown, Jessamy
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

[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

[APD. "Lock and unload!" campaign picture]

Description: Photograph of Texas Ranger baseball player Will Clark holding a shot gun and police officer Austin Barrett holding a hand gun for the Firearms Injury Prevention campaign. The slogan "Lock and unload!" is added to the picture. National Fire Protection Association logo Risk Watch is in the bottom left corner.
Date: 1995~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Arlington Public Library

[APD "Use your head...Protect it!" campaign picture]

Description: Photograph of Texas Rangers player Rusty Greer, bike patrol officer Russ Greene, a firefighter, a teenager on inline skates and a young girl with a bicycle (pedestrian safety) inside Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. The slogan "Use your head...Protect it!" is added to the picture. National Fire Protection Association logo Risk Watch is in the bottom right corner.
Date: 1995~
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

[Arlington Police Officer Chip Oxendine with his parents]

Description: Photograph of Police Officer Chip Oxendine talking to his parents at the dedication of the East Arlington Police Station on New York Avenue in 1996. His step-father, U.S. Representative Richard "Dick" Armey and his mother, Susan, had attended the ceremony. They are standing beside the windows inside the building and a City of Arlington flag appears to be flying outside. Officer Oxendine is in dark blue uniform.
Date: 1996
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Arlington Public Library

[East Arlington Police Service Center dedication, Chaplain Harold Elliott speaking]

Description: Photograph of the Arlington East Police Station dedication with Chaplain Harold Elliott speaking at a podium on a raised platform. Seated on the platform with him are seven other people, six men and a woman. Left to right are: Police Chief David Kunkle, Congressman Dick Armey, Assistant Police Chief Theron Bowman, Mayor Richard Green, U.S. House Rep. Martin Frost, Council Member Paula Hightower, and the Priest from St. Matthews Catholic Church. The brown skirted platform is outside with a parking lot, trees, and a building in the background. East Arlington Police Service Center is also referred to as the East Station.
Date: 1996
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Arlington Public Library

[East Arlington Police Service Center dedication, Chief David Kunkle speaking]

Description: Photograph of the Arlington East Police Station dedication with Police Chief David Kunkle speaking at a podium on a raised platform. Seated on the platform with him are six other people, five men and a woman. Left to right are: vacant chair for Chief Kunkle, Congressman Dick Armey, Assistant Police Chief Theron Bowman, Mayor Richard Green, U.S. House Rep. Martin Frost, Council Member Paula Hightower, and the Priest from St. Matthews Catholic Church. The brown skirted platform is outside with a parking lot, trees, and a building in the background. East Arlington Police Service Center is also referred to as the East Station.
Date: 1996
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 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

[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

[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
Item Type: Photograph
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

[APD Millennium badge and Mobile Command Post "MC-1" bus]

Description: Photograph of the APD Millennium badge and a photograph of the "MC-1" Mobile Command Post bus. 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. The MC-1 Mobile Command Post is a white bus with wavy red, black, and blue stripes on the side bottom. It serves as a temporary station. Across the side top of the bus is the Arlington Police patch emblem and the words "Arlington Police Department."
Date: 1999
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Arlington Public Library