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[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

[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

[Newspaper clipping about Arlington Police Officers receiving awards, 1973]

Description: Photograph of an Arlington Citizens Journal newspaper clipping about five police officers recieving awards for their achievements. The title caption under the picture is "Top Cops." Those listed in the clipping are: Richard Love, Ben Bounds, Lionel (Lee) Eastman, John Faltynski, and Bob Callas. Awards given were watches or .38 pistols.
Date: June 18, 1973
Item Type: Clipping
Partner: Arlington Public Library

[Ott Cribbs Public Safety Building front entrance, 1989]

Description: Photograph of A.B. "Ott" Cribbs Public Safety Center at the corner of Cooper & Division Streets in 1989. The three-story facility is accompanied by a jail with 98-inmate capacity. It cost $8.9 million to construct the 88,000 square foot building. It is also known as the [New] Main Station or North Station.
Date: March 7, 1989
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Arlington Public Library

[Ott Cribbs Public Safety Building Open House cartoon, newspaper clipping,1989]

Description: Photograph of a cartoon drawn by Susan Gaylord Buxton for the Ft. Worth Star Telegram encouraging people to come to the Open House of the new Ott Cribbs Public Safety Building. Police Chief Kunkle and Fire Chief Strickland are holding a banner stating the date and time of the event. Balloons with captions tell of various activities and attractions. The name of the cartoon is "The Front Line."
Date: 1989
Creator: Buxton, Susan Gaylord
Item Type: Clipping
Partner: Arlington Public Library

[Police Training Center building entrance]

Description: Photograph of the front of the City of Arlington Police Training Center located at 6000 West Pioneer Parkway. Originally the training center was housed at the Substation on Little Road. In 1980 the Training Center moved from the Little Road Station to the new facility. The APD operates its own Police Academy out of the Training Center. The first class graduated in June 1990. At the front drive is one of the street signs made to honor a fallen officer. This street sign is named "Joey Cushman Dr."
Date: [2010, 1980]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Arlington Public Library

[Police Training Center building entrance sign]

Description: Photograph of the front of the City of Arlington Police Training Center located at 6000 West Pioneer Parkway. Originally the training center was housed at the Substation on Little Road. In 1980 the Training Center moved from the Little Road Station to the new facility. The APD operates its own Police Academy out of the Training Center. The first class graduated in June 1990.
Date: [2010, 1980]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Arlington Public Library

[Police Training Center firing range]

Description: Photograph of the back view of a man conducting firearms practice at the indoor firing range of the Arlington Police Training Center. He is wearing over the head earmuffs for ear protection.
Date: [2010]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Arlington Public Library

[Police Training Center freestanding name sign, b&w]

Description: Photograph of a view of the front of the City of Arlington Police Training Center located at 6000 West Pioneer Parkway. The building opened in 1980. The black and white version of the picture was used in the APD Commemorative Book, 1994. The APD operates its own Police Academy out of the Training Center. The first class graduated in June 1990.
Date: [1980, 1994]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Arlington Public Library

[Police Training Center freestanding name sign, color]

Description: Photograph of a view of the front of the City of Arlington Police Training Center located at 6000 West Pioneer Parkway. The building opened in 1980. The APD operates its own Police Academy out of the Training Center. The first class graduated in June 1990.
Date: [1980, 1994]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Arlington Public Library