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[Image of an early APD tactical shield, view 1]

Description: Photograph of an early tactical shield that was used by the Arlington Police Department to defend the user. This tactical shield was a hand-held rectangular shaped sheet of metal with a thin eye slot hole for vision. The protective shield was most necessary in situations where law enforcement tactical team members had little or no cover.
Date: unknown
Partner: Arlington Public Library

[Image of an early APD tactical shield, view 2]

Description: Photograph of an early tactical shield that was used by the Arlington Police Department to defend the user. This tactical shield was a hand-held rectangular shaped sheet of metal with a thin eye slot hole for vision. The protective shield was most necessary in situations where law enforcement tactical team members had little or no cover.
Date: unknown
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 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
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 APD's first MDT (mobile data terminal) computer]

Description: Photograph of the first MDT (mobile data terminal) used in Arlington police vehicles. MDT was a computerized device used to communicate with a central dispatch office. It displayed relevant information to the officer on a viewing screen and provided a keyboard for entering information. The MDTs were first installed in APD police cars in 1987.
Date: [198?]
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 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 Arlington Police Officer James E. Johnson's cartridge holder, whistle, and pen]

Description: Photograph of the cartridge holder, whistle, and pen used by Officer James E. Johnson. Officer Johnson was killed by gunfire on November 23, 1930 while attempting to arrest a man for disturbing the peace. He was the first Arlington Police Officer to die in the line of duty. A brief description of the items is placed below them. (date in photograph is incorrect)
Date: [1930]
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]
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]
Partner: Arlington Public Library