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Annual souvenir Kansas City, Kansas, Police Relief Association

Annual souvenir Kansas City, Kansas, Police Relief Association
Creator: Kansas City (Kan.) Police Dept
Date: 1914
This annual souvenir created by the Kansas City, Kansas, Police Department, introduces its members and provides a brief history of the department. The department created the annual as a fundraising effort for its Relief Association. The primary relief activity was the distribution of Chirstmas baskets. This is the first annual issued by the department. The annual also includes photos of city officials, prominent citizens, patrons, and buildings and street scenes. The annual includes advertisements from several hundred local businesses and can serve as a business directory for Kansas City, Kansas, and Kansas City, Missouri.


Center-fire police revolver

Center-fire police revolver
Creator: Empire State Firearms Company
Date: between 1907 and 1909
Double-action center-fire revolver. Empire State model produced by the Meriden Firearms Company. The Meriden Firearms Company was a subsidiary of Sears and Roebuck Company from 1907 to 1909. The pistol was used on the Topeka City Police force.


City prison, Topeka, Kansas

City prison, Topeka, Kansas
Date: June 05, 1914
This black and white photograph shows four police officers on horse back and a horse-drawn paddy wagon in front of the city prison at the northwest corner of 5th & Jackson Street in Topeka, Kansas.


Dance card

Dance card
Date: 1891
Multi-page dance card from the Second Annual Ball of the Topeka Police Relief Association, January 22, 1891. Belonged to John W. Gardiner, who was Topeka's Chief of Police from 1889 to 1892.


Edward J. Masterson

Edward J. Masterson
Date: Between 1872 and 1878
A formal portrait of Dodge City, Kansas, marshall Edward J. Masterson (1852-1878), older brother of William Barclay "Bat" Masterson. Marshall Ed Masterson was killed in a gunfight on April 9, 1878, in Dodge City from a chest wound he received while attempting to disarm drunken cowboy, Jack Wagner.


Facilities Management, Menninger Clinic, Topeka, Kansas

Facilities Management, Menninger Clinic, Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1990
This photograph shows Jim Christian chalking a tire at the Menninger Clinic in Topeka, Kansas.


Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, National Commission on law enforcement

Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, National Commission on law enforcement
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1929-1931 : Reed)
Date: 1929-1931
This file includes topical correspondence relating to the National Commission on law observance and enforcement which is part of a bigger collection of Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence.


Governor John Carlin promoting Operation Lifesaver

Governor John Carlin promoting Operation Lifesaver
Date: March 1986
This is a photograph showing Governor John Carlin with an unidentified Kansas Highway Patrol trooper promoting Operation Lifesaver at the Kansas Capitol in Topeka, Kansas.


Horace Holder, Rossville, Kansas

Horace Holder, Rossville, Kansas
Date: Between 1960 and 1970
A photograph of Horace Holder, Rossville, Kansas, city marshal, and his police dog. This photograph is provided through a pilot project to host unique cultural heritage materials from local libraries on Kansas Memory and was accomplished by mutual agreement between the Northeast Kansas Library System, the Rossville Community Library, and the Kansas Historical Society.


Hugh A. Cook

Hugh A. Cook
Date: Between 1870 and 1889
Portrait of Hugh A. Cook, second Sheriff of Franklin County, Kansas.


Hugh A. Cook with his wife and children

Hugh A. Cook with his wife and children
Creator: Lamon, W. H.
Date: 1866
Portrait of Mr. & Mrs. Hugh A. Cook with three children and their dog. Cook was the second Sheriff of Franklin County, Kansas. Photo taken by W. H. Lamon of Lawrence, Kansas.


Hugh A. Cook with his wife and children

Hugh A. Cook with his wife and children
Creator: Lamon, W. H.
Date: 1865
Portrait of Mr. & Mrs. Hugh A. Cook and their three eldest children. He was the second Sheriff of Franklin County, Kansas. Photo taken by W. H. Lamon, Lawrence, Kansas.


John T. Taylor

John T. Taylor
Creator: Putney, Harrison
Date: Between 1865 and 1870
This is a photograph of John T. Taylor, who was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on August 7, 1841, the son of William H. H. and Anna Tuttle (Harrison) Taylor. On August 7, 1861, John T. Taylor enlisted as a private in Company G, Fifth Ohio Cavalry, and subsequently, was elected First Lieutenant. At Paducah, Kentucky, he was appointed aide-de-camp to General William T. Sherman, and his first important battle was Shiloh. He was severely injured at Vicksburg. Taylor was discharged in May, 1865, at Charleston, South Carolina, and returned to Ohio. In 1866, he came to Kansas where was engaged in farming and real estate, buying and selling land. Later, he accepted a position as a traveling salesman, which he worked at for twenty-one years. When D. R. Anthony became mayor of Leavenworth he appointed Taylor chief of the police force, and he held that office for many years. In 1881, Taylor married Amelia M. Wilson. He was a member of several organizations including the Grand Army of the Republic and the Military Order of the Loyal Legion.


John T. Taylor

John T. Taylor
Creator: Putney, Harrison
Date: Between 1861 and 1863
This is a photograph of John T. Taylor, who was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on August 7, 1841, the son of William H. H. and Anna Tuttle (Harrison) Taylor. On August 7, 1861, John T. Taylor enlisted as a private in Company G, Fifth Ohio Cavalry, and subsequently, was elected First Lieutenant. At Paducah, Kentucky, he was appointed aide-de-camp to General William T. Sherman, and his first important battle was Shiloh. He was severely injured at Vicksburg. Taylor was discharged in May, 1865, at Charleston, South Carolina, and returned to Ohio. In 1866, he came to Kansas where was engaged in farming and real estate, buying and selling land. Later, he accepted a position as a traveling salesman, which he worked at for twenty-one years. When D. R. Anthony became mayor of Leavenworth he appointed Taylor chief of the police force, and he held that office for many years. In 1881, Taylor married Amelia M. Wilson. He was a member of several organizations including the Grand Army of the Republic and the Military Order of the Loyal Legion.


Police nightstick

Police nightstick
Date: between 1904 and 1909
Cylindrical turned mahogany nightstick with red tassels. Belonged to Frank L. Randall (1860-1909), a police officer on the Kansas City, Kansas police force.


Samuel J. Jones

Samuel J. Jones
Date: 1856-1860
A formal, cased ambrotype portrait of Samuel J. Jones who led a large pro-slavery force in the May 21, 1856 sacking of the city of Lawrence, which was an anti-slavery stronghold in Douglas County, Kansas Territory. Jones was the sheriff of Douglas County at the time of the attack.


Security officers at the Menninger Clinic in Topeka, Kansas

Security officers at the Menninger Clinic in Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1990
This photograph shows three security officers with a Menninger van. The Tower Building is in the background. Menninger is a leading psychiatric hospital dedicated to treating individuals with mood, personality, anxiety and addictive disorders, teaching mental health professionals and advancing mental healthcare through research. It was located in Topeka, Kansas, from 1925 to 2003 and is now in Houston, Texas.


State Prohibition Enforcement Officer

State Prohibition Enforcement Officer
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1915-1919: Capper)
Date: 1915
This file includes correspondence relating to the enforcement by officers of the State Prohibition laws. This is part of a bigger collection of Governor Arthur Capper correspondence.


Topeka Metropolitan Police Department

Topeka Metropolitan Police Department
Creator: Irvin, J.C.
Date: Between 1900 and 1910
This sepia colored photograph shows the Topeka Metropolitan police department in Topeka, Kansas.


Topeka Police Chief badge

Topeka Police Chief badge
Date: 1889
Gold badge in shape of a six-pointed star. Bar and pin attached to top by three rings. Worn by John W. Gardiner who was Chief of Police in Topeka from 1889 to 1892.


Topeka police officers

Topeka police officers
Date: Between 1890 and 1900
This sepia colored photograph shows a collage of police officers in Topeka, Kansas.


Vern Miller

Vern Miller
Date: Between 1971 and 1974
A photograph of Vern Miller, Kansas Attorney General, posed with confiscated illegal gambling equipment. A native of Wichita, Kansas, Miller was hired as a Sedgwick County Deputy Sheriff and served from 1949-1954. In 1958, he was elected Sedgwick County Marshal and served two terms. Miller was elected Sedgwick County Sheriff in 1964 and re-elected twice. At the beginning of his second term, he graduated from Oklahoma City University Law School. In 1970, Miller was elected Kansas State Attorney General and served two terms. After an unsuccessful bid for governor, he started a private practice in Wichita, Kansas. From 1976-1980, he served as Sedgwick County Prosecuting Attorney.


Vern Miller

Vern Miller
Date: January 1971
A photograph showing Vern Miller, a native of Wichita, Kansas, being sworn in as Attorney General. During his career, he served as Sedgwick County Deputy Sheriff from 1949-1954. In 1958, Miller was elected Sedgwick County Marshal and served two terms. He was elected Sedgwick County Sheriff in 1964 and re-elected twice. At the beginning of his second term, he graduated from Oklahoma City University Law School. In 1970, Miller was elected Kansas State Attorney General and served two terms. After an unsuccessful bid for governor, he started a private practice in Wichita, Kansas. From 1976-1980, he served as Sedgwick County Prosecuting Attorney.


Vern Miller

Vern Miller
Date: 1974
A photograph of Vern Miller, Kansas Attorney General. A native of Wichita, Kansas, he was hired as a Sedgwick County Deputy Sheriff and served from 1949-1954. In 1958, Miller was elected Sedgwick County Marshal and served two terms. He was elected Sedgwick County Sheriff in 1964 and re-elected twice. At the beginning of his second term, he graduated from Oklahoma City University Law School. In 1970, Miller was elected Kansas State Attorney General and served two terms. After an unsuccessful bid for governor, he started a private practice in Wichita, Kansas. From 1976-1980, he served as Sedgwick County Prosecuting Attorney.


Vern Miller

Vern Miller
Date: Between 1971 and 1974
A photograph of Vern Miller, Kansas Attorney General. A native of Wichita, Kansas, he was hired as a Sedgwick County Deputy Sheriff and served from 1949-1954. In 1958, Miller was elected Sedgwick County Marshal and served two terms. He was elected Sedgwick County Sheriff in 1964 and re-elected twice. At the beginning of his second term, he graduated from Oklahoma City University Law School. In 1970, Miller was elected Kansas State Attorney General and served two terms. After an unsuccessful bid for governor, he started a private practice in Wichita, Kansas. From 1976-1980, he served as Sedgwick County Prosecuting Attorney.


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