Washington D.C. Metropolitan Police M.P.D.
1910 to 1919
Boy Scouts Founded - Titanic Sinks - Panama Canal Opens - First Female Congresswomen - World War ONE -
In this decade the American citizen began to stand up for itself. Many different groups marched on the streets of Washington for their rights.
William H. Crook was a Policeman with the Washington D.C. Police. For most of his career he was stationed at the White House. In the early days of the M.P.D. they had the security duties of the President. Officer Crook was assigned to the White House for several President, most known for was President Lincoln. He and Lincoln were very friendly and Crook was known for being over protective of Lincoln as he believed someone would try to kill him, he was right. Although not on duty the night Lincoln was shot Crook was very critical of the Officer who was. He has published his opinion of that night.....
I would Lo-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-ove to pick up an original of one of these....
ALVIN C. OGLE served from 1906 until 1919 and was retired due to having grown to heavy to perform patrol duties. Ogle was appointed to the Metropolitan Police Department on March 26th, 1906. He was promoted to Private 2nd Class on March 26, 1909 and Private 3rd Class on March 26th, 1911. He was not however, a particularly careful officer and was brought before the trial board eleven times and fined or reprimanded on each occasion. Private Ogle was retired on a pension of $45 a month on April 1st, 1919 as the result of having grown to heavy to perform his patrol duties. His pension was discontinued on February 26th, 1924 after he was found in violation of the prohibition laws.
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Georgetown, Washington D.C. in 1915
Man Murdered With Umbrella Through Eyeball, Ouch !
Posted by: Ghosts of DC on December 17, 2012
The case of Beverly Jones, the young colored man charged with killing Robert Morris by plunging an umbrella through his eyeball in his brain, came up yesterday before Judge Montgomery. the murder is alleged to have been committed September 23, on H street between Sixth and Seventh southwest. Messrs. T. F. Miller and John Brown appear for Jones. There was much difficulty in securing a jury and nearly the whole day passed before twelve men were selected as follows: George G. Boteler, Frank O. Offutt, Charles L. Hurley, Louis D. Moline, John H. Gheen, John H. Streets, M. N. Perryman, James S. Worthington, Theo Lay, William C. Barnes, Edward Summerville and L. A. Littleford. Upon the completion of the jury the court adjourned until this morning.
Victoria era style unbrella
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All persons between 22 and 35 years of age are eligible, except men in Class 1 under Selective Service Act.
The Police Department of the District of Columbia today offers an excellent opportunity for employment to men who are mentally and physically strong, who are alert and trustworthy, who may possess qualities of leadership, and who desire to enlist in one of the most important branches of public service., with healthful outdoor work, with a good salary to start, and opportunity for promotion.