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[Arlington Police Detective Ann Thompson's drawing of a child]

Description: Photograph of a drawing done by Arlington Police Detective Ann Thompson that depicts a young boy putting on his parent's police hat and shoes. The boy is wearing a stripped shirt, shorts, and one mid thigh sock. He is seated on a flat surface with the police hat on his head and is attempting to tie a shoe on his left foot with his leg folded up and the knee against his chest. The other shoe is on it's side next to the shoe he is tying on and the other sock is lying under his left leg. The drawing appears to have been done in black pencil. The drawing was given to Police Chief Theron Bowman and the image was later used on office birthday cards.
Date: 1991
Item Type: Photograph

[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

[Arlington Police Officer Homer DeWolfe's motorcycle parked in Safety Town]

Description: Photograph of Police Officer Homer DeWolfe's police motorcycle parked at the Six Flags Mall Safety Town. The motocycle is a Harley Davidson Electra Glide and was nicknamed "Honey Harley." Established in about 1978, Safety Town was a model town on the parking lot of Six Flags Mall where parents could take their children to learn road safety on their bicycles.
Date: [1970-198?]
Item Type: Photograph

[Arlington Police Officer Joseph T. Cushman, rememberence]

Description: Photograph of a collection of items placed on a table as a rememberence of Officer Joseph "Joey" T. Cushman. Officer Cushman was killed in the line of duty by accidental gunfire on April 7, 2001 while performing a school shooting training exercise at Ousley Junior High. Items include an 8x10 photograph in uniform, a 5x7 group photograph, two badges, and awards.
Date: 200?
Item Type: Photograph

[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?
Item Type: Photograph

[Arlington Police Officer Ray Hosack playing "Taps"]

Description: Photograph of Police Officer Ray Hosack in Honor Guard uniform and Jonathan Spells (citizen volunteer) playing trumpets. They are standing on the side of a stage with a corner of the green curtain and the tip of a flag showing. Trumpets are usually played at funerals, awards ceremonies, and other official events.
Date: 199?
Item Type: Photograph

[Arlington Police Officer Rex Gomillion playing "Taps"]

Description: Photograph of Sgt. Rex Gomillion in Honor Guard uniform standing near a large building playing "Taps" on his trumpet. The event is at the State Peace Officer's Memorial in Austin. A newspaper photographer is standing slightly behind him taking his picture. People are standing behind them at the top of the stairs of the large building.
Date: 1989
Item Type: Photograph

[Arlington Police Officer Terry L. Lewis in uniform]

Description: Photograph of Officer Terry L. Lewis in dark blue uniform taken in a living room sitting with a United States map in the background. Officer Lewis was killed in the line of duty by vehicular assault on October 9, 1992. He and Reserve Officer Jerry Crocker were killed when their patrol car was struck by a drunk driver.
Date: 199u
Item Type: Photograph

[Arlington Police Officers, 1960s]

Description: Photograph of police officers taken in the early 1960s. Four officers in tan uniform are sitting at a table and two officers in tan uniform are standing behind them. A plain clothes man in a checked shirt is standing with the two officers on the back row. Back row L-R: Clayton Jordon, James Carmichael, Henry Alder. Front row L-R: Gene Fuqua, Bill Taylor, Gerald Baker, and Robert Burke.
Date: [196?]
Item Type: Photograph

[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
Item Type: Photograph