Our Police Protectors; History of the New York Police from the Earliest Period to the Present Time

Our Police Protectors; History of the New York Police from the Earliest Period to the Present Time

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ...securely. When the average length of such a post is considered, one mile and upwards of twenty-three rods, it may be imagined easily how long a time it takes a Patrolman to get from one end of his beat to the other, and how long an interval must ensue after the time at which he leaves any given point on his beat before he returns to it again. The committee concluded "that five hundred additional Policemen were absolutely essential to the safety of the lives and property of the citizens in New York." The report of Superintendent Walling, announcing the death of Inspector Francis C. Speight, March 20, 1877, was the occasion for the Board to pass resolutions of sympathy and condolence. He was appointed a Patrolman during the first term as Mayor of William F. Havemeyer, and attained the rank of Captain in 1854; in 1857 he became a member of the Metropolitan Police force, and was promoted to the rank of Inspector on the eleventh day of August, 1874. During an unusually extended term of office he discharged its difficult duties faithfully, vigorously, and, as nppears by his record, to the evident satisfaction of the numerous superior officers under whom he served. Upon the report of Inspector Thorne announcing the death of Inspector John McDermott, the nineteenth of April, 1880, the Board passed the following: Wlierea% John McDermott, late an Inspector of the Police force, deceased, was appointed a Patrolman of Police of the city of New York, December 24, 1859, a Roundsman January 26, 1863, a Sergeant November 15, 1865, a Captain October 9, 1869, and an Inspector May 31, 1872, and during this extended term of office he discharged its difficult duties faithfully, vigorously, and, as appears by his record, to the evident satisfaction of...show more

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  • Paperback | 254 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 458g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236923839
  • 9781236923837
  • 2,333,980