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Commodore Perry Owens was an incredibly accurate gunman and cowboy in the Old American West who became Sheriff of Apache County, Arizona

c. late 1880s

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Cowboys of cattle rancher John Horton Slaughter.

Slaughter was also a Texas Ranger and Sheriff of Cochise County, Arizona. 

- 1885

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"Military Police Patrolman operating one-pound Hotchkiss Gun Mounted on Deck of Police Boat "Patrol," New York Harbor”

c. 1917

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Wyatt Earp with his mother 

c. 1855-1856

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Photo of the six-man posse who ended the lives of notorious crime couple Bonnie and Clyde on May 23rd, 1934

Texas Ranger Frank Hamer is in the front row wearing the black hat 

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Police officer from Lowell, Massachusetts 

c. 1900 

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Group of American firemen 

c. 1865-1870

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Police officer and police dog making an arrest in New York City 

- 1912 

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Jacob Tripler the oldest fireman now attached to the fire department

- Philadelphia, 1860 

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“The White House police force which doned their new and distinctive uniforms today - photographed on the south portico of the White House”

- February 17th, 1923 

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"New York City fire fighter Wesley A. Williams (right) with three of his fellow fire fighters posing with a fire truck at Engine Company No. 55, in Manhattan's Lower East Side”

- 1922

Image:
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division, The New York Public Library. "New York City fire fighter Wesley A. Williams (right) with three of his fellow fire fighters posing with a fire truck at Engine Company No. 55, in Manhattan's Lower East Side" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed October 8, 2019. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/1b890cd0-32dc-0132-91c1-58d385a7bbd0
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Seven police officers 

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Captain JL Barch of the Seattle Police Department in horse-drawn wagon

- 1892 

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New York City Police officer makes an important telephone call to offer assistance for a victim 

- 1903

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On July 8th, 1693 about twenty-eight years after New Amsterdam was reincorporated as “New York City” - police officers were authorized to wear uniforms for the first time.

Image: The New York Police Officer of 1693.
Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed July 8, 2019. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e1-271b-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99
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"Philadelphia Police: at night”

Image dated 12/6/1969

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Fifteen policemen gather around a police car adjacent to the Venice (California) Police Station, c. 1920”

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An African American sheriff. Pocatello, Idaho

- 1903

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"Theodore Roosevelt, the president of the Police Board, at his official desk.”

The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Print Collection, The New York Public Library. "The president of the Police Board at his official desk." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/9ac31dca-7152-4d68-e040-e00a18064cc6
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New York City Police Patrol Wagon 

- 1887

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Liquor raid 

- 10/4/1922

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Fire Engine Dinkey, Union Fire Company, St. Louis, Missouri 

- 1852

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Firemen battling fire on Clinton Street, Boston

- 1971

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Chicago police at convention

- 1912

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Happy Birthday Eliot Ness
Born on April 19th, 1903 in Chicago, Illinois

http://www.clevelandpolicemuseum.org/collections/eliot-ness/

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Jeff Milton, Texas Ranger and the first U.S. immigration border patrol officer was born on November 7th, 1861 in Marianna, Florida.

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A photo of Union Civil War Veteran and U.S. Marshal Crawley P. Dake 

Dake deputized Virgil Earp who in turn deputized his brothers Wyatt & Morgan Earp (and Doc Holliday) before the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral in 1881.

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Margaret Q. Adams, the first female to become a Deputy Sheriff in The United States 

- Image from the 1940s

She served with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Dept. for 35 years 

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Detectives of the Seattle Police Department

c. 1900-1910 

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Photo titled: "The last of the Horses Engine Co. 205, New York Fire Department”

- 1922

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Captain John H. Rogers and his younger brother Curren Rogers - Texas Rangers   

c. 1885

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Old fire hats

c. 1887

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Female police officers from Suffolk County, Massachusetts adjusting Irish derby police cap in mirror

- 1970

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Unidentified group of young firemen with their commander

Back of image card says that the image was taken at a studio in San Francisco 

c. 1867

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New York City Police Department: 5 police and detectives at Headquarters 

c. 1908

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Houston, Texas Police Department 

- 1920

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A daguerreotype of Samuel Hamilton Walker

Walker was born in Maryland in the early 1800s and later became a Texas Ranger and a U.S. Army Captain.

He was once held as a prisoner in Mexico but escaped and returned to service. 

Sadly, Walker was killed in action during the Mexican-American War at the age of 30.

He was also a co-inventor of the Walker Colt revolver that was manufactured in an armory that was run by Eli Whitney Jr. the son of the great American inventor.
Water fails the firemen at critical moment
Possibly Albany, New York State 

- 1911

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Police officer in Vale, Oregon 

- 1941

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Firehouse scene at Weccacoe Engine Company in Philadelphia

c. 1857 

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Fireman's certificate, New York City

- 1787

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