Washington D.C. Metropolitan Police
BlackSheep Productions 2009
I adopted this logo after coming across it at the end of a long - long day working on the site. I actually thought I was looking in a mirror. The only difference were the empty beer bottles I had next to me - lol. That's when I realized I wasn't looking at myself. In May of the year 2009 I published the first edition of this site. The second being June of 2011, I hope you enjoy it as I have put thousands of hours into it.
MEDALS and AWARDS of the D.C. Metropolitan Police
Every year the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Police hold an event recognizing their members of the M.P.D. who have gone above and beyond. Below are photographs and or information I have either found on line or been sent by members of the M.P.D. If you know of someone who has received an award please feel free to send me a photo and a brief story. If anyone has a nice clean photo of each medal I would like to place them on this section.
And the award goes to....
Officer Matthew Morris and his wife Debbie attending an MPD Awards Ceremony
Members of the M.P.D. who attended the 2009 C.B.A. awards. This ceremony involved citizens who had chased down a suspect that had broken into a Church. They held the man until police could take custody of him.
MPO Kenneth Stewart receives an award for his part in the capture of the shotgun stalker
M.P.D. medal of Valor winners Officers Jesse Johnson and John Kline
Photo provided by the M.P.D.
Photo provided by the M.P.D.
HISTORY, what does it mean to you ? To most it means learning from the past, respecting the sacrifice of others and something important to be maintained in order for others to learn from. Since most of us have not been able to see history take place ourselves, we rely on others to record it for us. These folks often go unnoticed or unable to put the name with a face. I have changed this section of this site to recognize members of the D.C. Metropolitan Police who have helped preserves the history of their agency. The, "My Collection" page has several books shown on the history of the M.P.D.C. with these I have learned much about the M.P.D.C. during the decades. How they began and progressed through the years. Just as society will learn and change through time so must the police. Directly below are a few of the M.P.D.C. historians who made it a point to maintain their history.
Nick Breul is a retired Lieutenant with the M.P.D.C. who was an active M.P.D.C. historian up until his retirement in 2013. He was very instrumental in the 150th Anniversary history of the M.P.D.C. book that came out in 2011. Lt. Breul is now involved in the building of a M.P.D.C. Memorial and Museum.
George Wilson, second from the right
George Wilson along side President George Bush 41
President George Bush 43 with George Wilson
George R. Wilson was born in 1930. He was born and raised in the Bronx in New York City. He married in 1953 and had two children. Prior to becoming a Police Officer Mr. Wilson was a member of the United States Navy. Directly after his released from the Navy he joined the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Police Department. While serving with the M.P.D.C. George received over 30 commendations and meritorious recognitions.
When George Wilson first began with the M.P.D.C. he was assigned to the patrol force in the first precinct. After displaying a professional performance in patrol George was moved into the a plainclothes assignment where he advanced into the Robbery Unit and became a Detective. here he investigated primarily robberies but also kidnappings and extortion which totaled 7,500 cases in 11 years with this unit. In 1969 he was assigned as a Detective to the Identification Division where he was in charge of the development and implementation of the first Metropolitan Police Department Firearms Laboratory. In 1971 George was promoted to Detective Sergeant and assigned as Commanding Officer and Chief Examiner of the M.P.D. Firearms Identification Section.
During all of this George was also well known for his involvement in maintaining and promoting the history of the M.P.D.C. also known as the M.P.D. George has written numerous newspaper and magazine articles. George was involved with the making of ceremonial badges and several novelty patches.
George recently passed away, but will always be well respected and remembered for his contribution to the Metropolitan Police as a Police Officer and as a historian of the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Police.
Lt. NICK BREUL : (MPDC Retired)
Why would a guy from Massachusetts be interested in the M.P.D.C. ?
I have lost count how many times I have been asked this one, lol .. I have been very lucky in my life in that I have visited over 30 countries. Either while serving in the U.S. Marine Corps or since I was released and able to travel on my own. My travels directed my interest to my own countries history. Here I found my interest to be the Civil War Era. Around six years ago I read a book explaining how a M.P.D.C. Officer (Private Fredrick Parker) was assigned to President Lincoln the night he was assassinated, but was believed to have been at a pub,( The STARR SALOON) instead. I then became hooked on the history of the M.P.D.C. and began to collect their history.
This web site started with a way to organize my historical collection of the M.P.D.C. memorabilia. Trust me when I say I understand someone saying I am nuts, if someone focused on my P.D. like this I might say the same thing. Buy my agency wasn't signed into place by President Lincoln, didn't have two Presidents assassinated, didn't have all of the marches on it, didn't have Watergate, riots of the Vietnam Era or house 44 Presidents... Soon to be 45.
My goal is for it to have the most historically related M.P.D.C. items in the northeast. So those outside of Washington D.C. will be able to see the depth of history the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Police have achieved.
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1987 - Present, Police Officer
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M.P.D.C. Novelty Items For Sale
I have just made this space for members of the M.P.D.C. and or their supporters to place ad's for novelty items that are for sale. Please drop me a line to set it up for your item to... firstname.lastname@example.org
So if your district or organization has something, (patch, pin, t-shirts, coffee mugs anything like that) for sale send me an e-mail and I will post it on here for you. I will place a photo here as well as a forwarding address for them to get in touch with you or to your web site.
PLACE YOUR ITEM FOR SALE HERE FREE !
Finally, A true insider’s view of Police Work.
“The Erosion of the Thin Blue Line”. “Memoirs of My life as
a Washington DC Police Officer”
This autobiography is a first-hand account of over 30 years in Law Enforcement and Joe Massey’s career on the streets of Washington DC as a police officer. Stories of the day to day life as a police officer, the split seconds you have to make a decision that could change forever someone life, his first day on the street, to his last tour of duty.
This book has spared the political correctness to present a real view of what police work in a major metropolitan area was once like. Today an officer may end up in jail for using these methods of law enforcement. These stories cover all aspects of Joe’s life which he had experienced over his career as well as his personal struggles, trying to balance a family life, his coming of age, and the evolution of Police Work.
Joe shares with you the good, the bad, and the ugly of police work to include stories that the public will not believe.
The Thin Blue Line which separates the public from anarchy is eroding as a result of the second guessing of law enforcement along with the anti-police movement now sweeping across the country and causing “The Erosion of the Thin Blue Line”. Now you can peek behind the curtain of law enforcement practices of years gone by as Joe tells you the stories of his “Memoirs of My life as a Washington DC Police Officer”
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The Washington DC Metropolitan Police Memorial & Museum is proud to offer a number of high quality items just in time for gift-giving season.
Take a look at our collectible Christmas Ornaments, Challenge Coin, and Polo Shirt with embroidered logo. Each of these is available through a set donation with 100% of the profits supporting the construction of a memorial to appropriately honor the officers of our department who have made the ultimate sacrifice by giving of their lives in the line of duty and to rebuild and operate our museum to preserve our rich and cherished history.
You may also consider making an outright donation in any amount.
Review the beautiful thank you gifts we offer those who make donations. See links below.
My humble display or honor and dedication
When Chief Lanier left the MPDC the task of being the Chief of Police fell onto Commander Peter Newsham. Chief Newsham has been doing a great job since taking this post and the troops respect him. Chief Newsham proved to be a good leader during the January 2017 Inauguration. The MPDC handled the weekend like true professionals at Chief Newshams leadership.
The troops and citizens are hopeful that Chief Newsham will soon be named permanent Chief.
Also available is Debra Wolfe's new book titled, "Center Mass". Debra has written about her days as the first female K-9 Officer for the MPDC as well as the first female assigned to a Scout car. Personally I looked forward to reading it everyday and I think you will to.