Washington D.C. Metropolitan  Police
BlackSheep Productions 2009
Introduction
MPD 1800-1860
MPD 1861 - 1865
MPD 1866 - 1899
MPD 1900 - 1909
MPD 1910 - 1919
MPD 1920 - 1929
MPD 1930 - 1939
MPD 1940 - 1949
MPD 1950 - 1959
MPD 1960 - 1969
MPD 1970 - 1979
MPD 1980 - 1989
MPD 1990 - 1999
MPD 2000 - 2009
MPD 2010 -2014
MPD 2015 to Current
MPD's  Afr. Amer
MPD Air Support
DC-Assassinations
MPD's Bicycle Unit
MPD's Bomb Squad
MPD Call Box's
MPD's  Chief's
MPD's C.D.U.
MPD Class Photos
MPD Communications
MPD's Current Fleet
MPD Current Patches
MPD's   Detectives
MPD's Facilities
MPD's Fallen Heroes
MPD Families
MPD Females
MPD Fraternal Org's
MPD  2017 Inauguration
MPD Genealogy
MPD's  Group Photos
MPD Harbor Unit
MPD Hat Badges
MPD Homicide Units
MPD Inaugural Badge
MPD's Irish History
MPD K-9 Units
MPD Memorial 
MPD's Motorcycle Unit
MPD Mounted Unit
MPD Collection & Visits
MPD Novelty Patches
MPD Obsolete Badges 
MPD  Obsolete Patches
MPD's Past Fleet
MPD  Patrol Badges
MPD Police Academy
MPD Police Week
MPD Property Div...
MPD Rank Badges
MPD's Reserve Force
MPD Spec. Evt Badge
MPD's  S.O.D.
D.C. "The City"
MPD & The President
MPD Trad. Badge
Site Acknowledgments
Officer Sprinkle
Strange Stories
John F. Parker

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.
INTRODUCTION
                      M.P.D.C.                     Historians


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MEDALS and AWARDS of the D.C. Metropolitan Police
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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.
Keeper of The Records...
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
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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)
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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 traveled to 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 45 Presidents.

 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. My thanks to those of you who have given me bits and pieces for the mini museum. I feel I have displayed them with the respect you earned..

Fraternally,

Chuck Gallagher
P.O. Box 911
Foxborough, MA. 02035                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        modchistory1861@yahoo.com

1979-83 0311 USMC
1987 - Present, Police Officer

CPG
P.O. Box 911
Foxborough, Ma. 02035
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 Fund Raising
M.P.D.C.
 Hero's
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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... mpdchistory1861@yahoo.com 
 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”

Share this with Share this with your friends and fellow Law Enforcement brothers and sisters.

Click on the link below to order your own copy of this entertaining book on the real life of a Police Officer on the streets of D.C. our counties capital....

PHOTO COMING SOON
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.
March, 2018
My humble display of honor and dedication
CURRENT HISTORIAN
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.
(Article from WJLA, Washington D.C.) - 
We found pictures of MPD Officer Jerome Lucas from 25 years ago on a shooting scene. He had a black beard then, but it’s mostly white now as he continues to patrol D.C.’s Sixth District like he has for the past 45 years.

Lucas still qualifies physically and on the shooting range, but he is 66 years old – and for that reason, the Department decided three months ago to start enforcing a decades-old policy that you must retire at the age of 64. Now, Officer Lucas and 16 others must go.

"Everything that's required I still do -- as far as handling assignments on the streets, I still do," says Lucas, who tells us he loves being a police officer.{ }

Now, the FOP Police Union is backing him and planning a lawsuit on behalf of those with decades of experience who are being forced off the department:
On Thursday, Mayor Gray deferred to his managers and was reluctant to say much:

"Age requirements are becoming much more flexible, but obviously when you talk about law enforcement, you're talking about a more stringent set of requirements."
Lucas is a Vietnam veteran and displays his Marine Corps banner in his cruiser as he patrols. He also became a certified EMT due to all of the violence in his district.

And after 45 years in one police district, people now know him well. He's an excellent police officer," says on District resident.  He kept my son in check," adds another.  "Lucas knew me since I was a little kid, used to get on me...all the thugs know him, everybody in the neighborhood, all the kids in school..." says Calvin Jones.  Lucas is also a member of the MPD’s Honor Guard, and said he wanted to put in five more years to make it 50 years.
Officer Jerome Lucas, a D.C. Metropolitan Police Icon
Officer Jerome Lucas, a 45 year serving MPDC Icon
Semper Fi Brother (0311 79-83)
LEFT: The last day for Officer Lucas.

RIGHT: Cleaning out his cruiser for the last time.


For some, leaving a job they love can be a very hard thing...
Chief Newsham showing his support of the Stanley Cup champions and their dedicated fans.
CONGRATULATIONS   D.C.  !