Albert Whipple and the Good Old Days

Albert Whipple and the Good Old Days

By Commander Manny Davila Have you ever wondered what police work was like in the “old days”? Today’s most veteran officers can talk about their “old days” and policing in the early to mid 1970’s. Recently I had the opportunity to catch a glimpse of what Phoenix and...
Thanksgiving Day Riot, Phoenix, 1944

Thanksgiving Day Riot, Phoenix, 1944

By R. McCann #119 Retired (this story was written on April 29, 1984 and is unedited from its original writing) The riot started at the Alhambra Bar located on the northwest corner of 13th street and Washington. Phoenix was a bustling, growing town with a population of...
Chief James Duane

Chief James Duane

By Lieutenant Robert Settembre James T. Duane was born on December 20, 1885, in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. His father died attempting a rescue during a town flood. Soon after, his mother moved to New York City, where James went through high school. Finally settling in...
Everyday is a Good Day

Everyday is a Good Day

By Lieutenant Robert Settembre September 3rd, 2002 was a very special day for Officer Tommy Janssen, serial #2998. Officer Janssen and his family went to the Herberger Theater in downtown Phoenix to attend the Phoenix Police Department’s quarterly award ceremony. It...

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