Officer Sprinkle Breaks Up Street Brawl

Officer Sprinkle
Officer Sprinkle

Here’s a daily dose of DCPD badass Officer Sprinkle. Do not mess with this guy. He means business. Also, this sounds like a little bit of a salacious love triangle. The following story was published in the Washington Post on January 31st, 1892.

A free fight occurred last night at 932 E street between Capt. Evans, Frank White, a man named Seabright, and Minnie Stoughton. It appears that Capt. Evans was visiting Minnie last evening when Frank White, a former lover of the girl, appeared on the scene. Evans attempted to eject White and a general fight took place. Young Seabright, whose mother runs the house, took a hand and attempted to strike White with an ax. The disturbance caused a large crowd to gather. Officer Sprinkle called the patrol wagon and landed the brawlers at First precinct station.

Evans and White were held, each preferring a charge of assault against the other. The others were released, there not being evidence sufficient to hold them.

Officer Sprinkle always saves the day.

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Tom founded Ghosts of DC on January 4th, 2012 as a blog to uncover the lost and untold history of Washington, D.C. He has lived in the city for over a decade and loves exploring every corner of the District.

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