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[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?]
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?]
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
Partner: Arlington Public Library

[Image of a case displaying the book "Mail Order Murder", a case solved by Detectives Tom LeNoir and Buddy Evans]

Description: Photograph of a case displaying a paperback book "Mail Order Murder" written by Patricia Springer about the case solved by Detectives Tom LeNoir and Buddy Evans. To the left of the book, a two-sided folding frame holds their photos and names. To the right of the book, a framed placard states: Book about murder cases solved by Detectives Tom LeNoir and Buddy Evans 1994. Additional comments, not in the image, follow: "The book is the story of a case they solved called, MAIL ORDER MURDER. The suspect was convicted for the murder of only one of several wives he killed. He acquired his brides through mail order romance magazines. Arlington Police became involved in 1994. A jury convicted Jack Reeves in 1996 and sentenced him to 99 years in prison."
Date: 1994
Partner: Arlington Public Library

[Image of a Special Police Badge issued by Chief Ott Cribbs]

Description: Photograph of a Special Police Badge issued by Chief Ott Cribbs. The badge is made of brass-like material in an oval shape with scrolling, a star, other figures and "Arlington Special Officer" stamped into the metal. The badge is on a block of wood with a placard behind. The placard reads: "In the late 1940's and early 1950's, when extra police officers were needed, Chief Ott Cribbs distributed these Special Officer Badges to individuals he could trust. The practice ceased in 1954 when a Reserve Police Unit was created." The badge and placard are resting on blue fabric.
Date: 1940-1954
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
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 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
Partner: Arlington Public Library

[Image of a case displaying the uniform worn by Martha Willbanks, Arlington's first female officer]

Description: Photograph of a case displaying the tan uniform dress with badge and arm patch worn by Martha Willbanks, Arlington's first female officer. Officer Willbanks began her career in 1973. In 1986, the Department changed from a tan uniform to a dark blue uniform. Officer Willbanks died in 2001 of natural causes, with the rank of Lieutenant. On the lower left side of the display is a picture of Officer Willbanks in the blue uniform and on the lower right side of the display is a brief statement about her service as an officer.
Date: 1973
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?
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
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 an APD motorcycle officer's uniform on a mannequin in the police museum, close-up view]

Description: Photograph of a mannequin sitting in a chair wearing a motorcycle officer's uniform. The tan uniform was used from the mid 1950s to 1986. In 1986, the Department changed to the dark blue police uniform. Also included in the ensemble is a white helmet, sunglasses, high-top black boots, a black tie, and the APD shoulder patch and breast badge. The mannequin and surrounding items are located in the Arlington police museum. Shown also is the old jail door from the Main Station on 717 W. Main Street.
Date: [1950-86]
Partner: Arlington Public Library

[Image of an APD motorcycle officer's uniform on a mannequin in the police museum, wide shot view]

Description: Photograph of a mannequin sitting in a chair wearing a motorcycle officer's uniform. The tan uniform was used from the mid 1950s to 1986. In 1986, the Department changed to the dark blue police uniform. Also included in the ensemble is a white helmet, sunglasses, high-top black boots, a black tie, and the APD shoulder patch and breast badge. The mannequin and surrounding items are located in the Arlington police museum. Shown also is the old jail door from the Main Station on 717 W. Main Street.
Date: [1950-86]
Partner: Arlington Public Library

[Image of a United States Commemorative Capitol Police Badge and a triangular folded U.S. Flag]

Description: Photograph of a full size commemorative badge from the United States Capitol Police and a triangular folded United States flag. The flag was flown over the Capitol building in Washington D.C. and is folded into a triangle with the field of stars showing. The Capitol Police Badge is displayed in front of the flag. The badge is kept in a hinged wallet. On the left side of the wallet is a picture of the Capitol Building Dome with the words "Washington D.C., The Nation's Capitol" at the bottom. The right side of the hinged wallet holds the United States Capitol Police Badge. The gold commemorative badge shows the U.S. Capitol Dome in the center with the word "United" on the left , "Sates" on the right and "Capitol" on the bottom. Other words on the badge are: "Lest we forget", "9-11", and "Police." Both items were presented to Chief Theron Bowman of the Arlington Police Department.
Date: [20??]
Partner: Arlington Public Library

[Image of a United States Commemorative Capitol Police Badge and a triangular folded U.S. Flag, close-up view of badge]

Description: Photograph of a full size commemorative badge from the United States Capitol Police. The badge is kept in a hinged wallet. On the left side of the wallet is a picture of the Capitol Building Dome with the words "Washington D.C., The Nation's Capitol" at the bottom. The right side of the hinged wallet holds the United States Capitol Police Badge. The gold commemorative badge shows the U.S. Capitol Dome in the center with the word "United" on the left , "Sates" on the right and "Capitol" on the bottom. Other words on the badge are: "Lest we forget", "9-11", and "Police." Both items were presented to Chief Theron Bowman of the Arlington Police Department.
Date: [20??]
Partner: Arlington Public Library