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[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

[APD Community Service Award recipients]

Description: Photograph of Tommy Ingram, Lee Eastman, Gary Krohn, Del Fisher, and Britt Snipes receiving a community service award (Texas Crime Prevention Association, Inc., Outstanding Crime Prevention Agency Award, Honorable Mention, Arlington Police Department). All the officers are in tan uniform. Lee Eastman and Gary Krohn are holding the award plaque.
Date: [1990..2000]
Partner: Arlington Public Library

[APD Motorcycle Division, 1980s]

Description: Photograph of six police officers in tan uniforms, motorcycle boots, and helmets standing next to their police motorcycles in front of a residence. They are L-R: James Henicke, Rudi Panke, Dick Hill, Don Burke, Tommy Dingman, and Billy Russell.
Date: 198u
Partner: Arlington Public Library

[APD patch. Current officer's patch, 2010-present]

Description: Photograph of the current APD patch which was commissioned in 2009. The patch is outlined in first in black, then white and finally blue on a black background. "Police" is written in white at the top and is blocked in by a slightly arched blue line. The Arlington logo (the left leg of the "A" in blue, the right leg in red, and crossed by a white star) is in the center of the patch. Beneath the logo, "Arlington" is written in white. At the bottom of the patch, Texas is depicted in red and overwritten with "Texas" in white.
Date: 2009~
Partner: Arlington Public Library

[APD patch. First supervisor patch with gold lettering and red trim]

Description: Photograph of the first APD patch with gold for a supervisor. The patch is outlined in red with a dark blue background. "Arlington" is written in gold at the top and "Police" is in gold at the bottom. In the center of the patch is Texas in red with a star indicating Arlington and a circle indicating the metroplex. There are radio signals branching from the star. The first patch was used until 1986.
Date: 195u
Partner: Arlington Public Library

[APD. New 1993 Arlington police cruiser]

Description: Photograph of a new 1993 Chevrolet Arlington police cruiser parked in front of the Ott Cribbs Station at 620 West Division Street. The driver side door shows the Arlington City emblem with "Arlington Police" beside it. The small rear window has "806" underneath it. "Call 9-1-1 Emergency" is inside a circle which is placed next to the rear tail light and bumper. The roof has the red, white, and blue flashing lights attached. A push bumper is mounted on the front. 'Law and Order Magazine 1993' gave this cruiser third place in its Design Contest for its "very simple, clean design which looks good both day and night."
Date: 1993
Partner: Arlington Public Library

[APD ORBIS history in Arlington]

Description: Photograph of a page from the 1984 Arlington Police Commemorative Book that explains the history of ORBIS, Arlington's first speed detection device. Along with the information, the page shows a picture taken by ORBIS of a moving vehicle, a picture of the signage that was posted on SPUR 303, and a picture of the ORBIS device that was placed along the edge of the street.
Date: 197u
Partner: Arlington Public Library

[APD community service van]

Description: Photograph of an Arlington police department community service van as three photographs framed together in one 3-hole vertical frame. The top and bottom photographs are black & white and show the Ford van in bad condition. The middle photograph is color and shows the van to be painted blue with an Arlington Police decal on the back side pannel and the words "Sport Wagon" printed on the side doors.
Date: 1970/1980~
Partner: Arlington Public Library

[APD detectives, 1960s]

Description: Photograph of six Arlington police detectives in an office. All are dressed in suits. One man is sitting at a desk with a typewriter. A large sign on the wall says "Think." Standing L-R: J.D. McGee, LeRoy Carmichael, Bob Parsons (leaning on the filing cabinet) and ?. Sitting L-R: Jack Green (with typewriter) and Tom Lee.
Date: 196u
Partner: Arlington Public Library

[APD program teaching gun safety to children. Award winners 1970s]

Description: Photograph of three members of the Arlington Police Department standing behind three children who are kneeling on the floor. The child on the left is holding a ribbon and the other two children are holding a rifle and a ribbon. The officers are from left: Tony Gale (in uniform), Barry Worden (in T-shirt that says Arlington Police Dept.), and Lee Eastman (in uniform). A poster in the center behind Officer Worden says "Arlington Police" with the A and star emblem in the middle.
Date: 197u
Partner: Arlington Public Library

[APD Tactical team (SWAT team) members]

Description: Photograph of six Arlington Police Officers (in uniform) from the Tactical team (SWAT team) standing together with a United States Flag behind them. They are (L to R) Keith Scullin, Bill Oakman, Johnny Spruiel, Paul Richards, Tommy White, and Paul O'Connor.
Date: 199u
Partner: Arlington Public Library