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[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]
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

[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 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 case displaying items from the shooting of Officer Doug Ligon, view 1]

Description: Photograph of a case displaying items from the shooting of Officer Doug Ligon. The case contains news articles with descriptive placards framed against the back of the case, the assault rifle used by the assailant standing upright by the stock, the bullet encased in accetate, the bullet casing in an accetate frame with placard, and a smaller frame with what looks like a description of the case contents.
Date: [1979-8?]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Arlington Public Library

[Image of case displaying items from the shooting of Officer Doug Ligon, view 2]

Description: Photograph of a case displaying items from the shooting of Officer Doug Ligon. The case contains news articles with descriptive placards framed against the back of the case, the assault rifle used by the assailant standing upright by the stock, the bullet encased in accetate, the bullet casing in an accetate frame with placard, and a smaller frame with what looks like a description of the case contents.
Date: [1979-8?]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Arlington Public Library

[Image of case with items from shooting of Officer Buddy Evans]

Description: Photograph of case containing items from the shooting of Officer Buddy Evans. There are two frames. The largest frame holds the bullet with a placard describing the events: "Bullet that struck Officer Buddy Evans 2-26-1988. Evans observed a car not moving through the signal light at Abram and Collins Street. When he approached the woman driver, she shot him. She had been waiting for an officer to come by so she could kill him. The bullet lodged in Officer Evans vest, only injuring him." The smaller frame holds a picture of Officer Evans and his name.
Date: February 26, 1988
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Arlington Public Library

[Image of frame containing Junior Police Badges with description]

Description: Photograph of frame containing two different Junior Police Badges with description. Futher comments not in the image follow: "These badges were issued in the 1940’s. A few citizens were frequent riders with the Arlington Police. Riders did not carry guns, but did wear these badges when on patrol. Badges were returned to desk officer at the end of shift.
Date: 1940
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Arlington Public Library

[Image of items recognizing Chaplain Harold Elliott, founder of the Arlington Police Museum]

Description: Photograph of items recognizing Chaplain Harold Elliott as founder of the Police Museum in 1982. The museum was later named for him on his retirement in June 2004. Items include his picture and name with caption reading: "The Police Museum was officially named after its founder and curator, Chaplain Harold Elliott, in June 2004; his parking sign which reads: "Police Chaplain"; a laminated official museum post card with his picture; his badge; and desk set with name plate and police coffee mug. Harold Elliott became a volunteer chaplain for the APD in 1974. In 1982, he became the APD's first full-time police chaplain.
Date: June 2004
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Arlington Public Library

[Image of seven shell casings]

Description: Photograph of a close-up of seven shell casings. The seven shell casings represent a 21 gun salute honoring fallen officers. Three volleys from seven rifles constitute the 21 gun salute. The brass casings are then given to family members. (These shown are from practice rounds).
Date: [20??]
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

[Image of the APD night watchman's clock]

Description: Photograph of the Night Watchman's clock used by Chief Cribbs for the Arlington Police Department in the mid 1930s. It contained a roll of paper that recorded the time and location of the watchman when he inserted a special key from the location he was checking. A special key was housed at each location. It continued in use until the early 1950s at which time officers were required to hand check and note the locked doors to businesses.
Date: 1930
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Arlington Public Library

[Image of the Chief's Coin created by Arlington Police Chief Theron Bowman in 2003]

Description: Photograph of the front and back view of a special gold coin created by Arlington Police Chief Theron Bowman in 2003. The coin is presented by the Chief to any personnel for outstanding service deserving immediate recognition. A picture-framed description of the coin is placed above the front and back views of the coin. The description reads: "Chief''s Coin. A special coin created by Chief Theron Bowman. Presented to officers and professional personnel for outstanding service, retirements, etc. Begun in 2003." One side of the completely gold coin has a replica of an Arlington police badge in the center with the words "Accountability," "Honor", and "Teamwork" engraved around the edges. The other side of the gold coin has a full color replica of an Arlington police patch in the center with the words "Service," "Leadership," and "Integrity" engraved around the edges in gold.
Date: [2003]
Item Type: Photograph
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]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Arlington Public Library

[Image of three baseball caps made for the Arlington Police Department]

Description: Photograph of three baseball caps made for the Arlington Police Department displayed on a blue satin cloth. The dark blue cap on the left was the first baseball cap created in 1983. The blue and gold trimmed patch on the cap matched the uniform shoulder patch. The middle or second baseball cap is the Memorial Cap worn at various memorial ceremonies held in Tarrant County during Memorial Week. Police Memorial Day is May 15th of each year. It is dark blue with gold emblem and decorations. The third dark blue cap on the right was created in 1986 to match the uniform shoulder patch that was created to replace the earlier patch.
Date: 198?
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Arlington Public Library

[Image of three pistols used for APD firearms training, 1950s-1970s]

Description: Photograph of three 33 caliber pistols mounted on 38 caliber frames. These pistols were used by Arlington Police officers for firearms training in the 1950s to the early 1970s. A brief description placed below the pistols states: "22 Caliber Pistols Mounted on 38 Caliber Frame. These three pistols were used for firearms qualification on the range. Located in the basement of the Main Station at 717 W. Main. Range was closed due to excessive lead levels."
Date: [195?-197?]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Arlington Public Library

[Image of two wrist bands honoring Officer Jillian Smith and Officer Craig Story]

Description: Photograph of two black rubber wrist bands honoring Officer Jillian Smith and Officer Craig Story. One of the black wrist bands is engraved with pink letters that read "Officer J. Smith, #2650" and the other black wrist band is engraved with yellow letters that read "Officer Craig Story, #1443." Officer Jillian Smith was shot and killed in the line of duty by gunfire on December 28, 2010 after responding to an apartment for a report of a domestic dispute. Officer Craig Story was killed in the line of duty in a motorcycle accident on January 13, 2010 when his department motorcycle collided with a school bus at an intersection near Arlington High School.
Date: [2010]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Arlington Public Library