Tag: Metropolitan Police Department

Fire and Police Station location s in 1880

Cool 1880 Map of Fire and Police Stations in D.C.

Where were the police and fire stations located in Washington back in 1880? Check out this great old map. Source: Library of Congress This was done...
Ulysses S. Grant, full-length portrait, facing left, standing alongside his war horse, "Cincinnati"

Which President Got a Speeding Ticket on a Horse?

Ulysses Grant was arrested for directing by William West, an African-American metropolitan policeman. This is a great historical story.

Finally Found Another Photo of Officer Sprinkle!

On the chance that something related to our favorite police officer had been added to the Library of Congress archives, we ran a quick...

Officer Sprinkle and His Brother

Thanks to the tweet below, we came across an amazing photo of Officer Sprinkle and his brother. https://twitter.com/darsal/statuses/401064931165888512 The photo came from the National Law Enforcement...
Washington Post obituaries - January 4th, 1933

Obituary for Officer Sprinkle’s Son, Raymond

Here is the obituary for Raymond B. Sprinkle, the son of our favorite policeman, Officer Sprinkle. Thanks to long-time GoDCer John for sending this...
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Crazy: D.C. Police Officer Charged in SE Holdup

Really? This is a crazy headline from the Washington Post, published on March 1st, 1972. The city was a little rough around...
1938 policeman from New Mexico

Officer Commandeers Car to Pursue Fugitive

This is a wild story we dug up in the Washington Post. It was published on June 5th, 1938. Private Ernest Cullenber, of Park Police,...
Policeman using mirror to direct traffic at 14th St. and Pennsylvania Avenue

Excellent Photo of Traffic Cop at 14th and Penn.

Here is a terrific photograph from the Library of Congress, showing a traffic policeman at 14th and Pennsylvania, making use of a rearview mirror....

Complete Biography of Officer Sprinkle

You all have been waiting a long, long time for this. So have we. Thanks to one of our GoDC fans, we have in our...
Composite of large group of policemen with U.S. Capitol in background. Head-and-shoulders portraits of policemen and police stations around border.

Can You Spot Officer Sprinkle? Metropolitan Police Department in 1904

I can't find him in this photograph. Can you?
Photograph shows a group of motorcycle policemen, from left to right: "Sergt. J.E. Boyle, L.F. Reilly, W.D. Vaughn, F.S. Tyser, L.D. Redman, D.E. Gailmore, G.P. Waite, R.H. Mansfield, G.M. Little, A. Shockey, W.C. Lewis, [and] Capt. J.A. Abbott" with view of the U.S. Capitol in the background.

Washington’s Metropolitan Policemen on Motorcycle

This is an awesome photograph of Washington's Metropolitan Police Department in 1922, on their motorcycles. (I'd hate to be the guy riding in the...
At the White House gates. "M.A. Rainey, October 5, 1922." National Photo Company Collection glass negative.

Three Wild Police Chases on the Streets of D.C.

If you lived in D.C. in the 1980s, seeing a police chase screaming down K St., or any other major thoroughfare, was not a...
Circa 1902. "The Waldorf-Astoria, New York." The original, and somewhat forbidding, Waldorf at Fifth Avenue and 34th Street. (Shorpy)

Officer Sprinkle Parties at the Waldorf-Astoria

Our favorite officer and the patron saint of Ghosts of DC, Officer Sprinkle, took a trip up to New York City with a group...
Officers Wallace, Trundle and Johnson (Washington Post)

Police Save Soldier From Suicide Leap at the Willard

Here's a crazy story for you from the 1940s. This was published in the Washington Post on June 4th, 1949. A young Air Force private...
D.C. slums in 1935

Three Tales From Hell’s Bottom

Our neighborhoods don't have quite the colorful names of yesteryear. Much like Murder Bay, Hell's Bottom was a seriously dangerous place to...
Clayton Morgan, Jr.

Stolen Streetcar Taken on Joy Ride

What an awesome headline ... we have to share this one with GoDCers. On October 28th, 1957, the Washington Post reported on a bizarre incident,...
Capitol Hill Haunts - Tim Krepp

Officer Sprinkle and the Haunted Police Station

This is the first guest post by GoDCer Tim. Given that we have "ghosts" in our name and with today being Halloween, it's appropriate...

Congressman Arrested After Striking Cab Driver

This is another example of how you don't want to see your name in the papers. This is an article from the Baltimore Sun,...
Police raid a gambler's den. Several loads of book makers were taken from the E. St. address by the police (Library of Congress)

Police Raid Gambler’s Den on E Street

A huge gambling bust happened on January 31st, 1925. The location was a crowded restaurant on E St. where people would gather for illegal...
Budweiser Clydesdales in D.C. after the repeal (cnbc.com)

First Legal Drink at Midnight Upon Repeal of Prohibition

Do you like your beer, wine or liquor? The Sheppard Bone-Dry Act of 1917 would have put a major damper on your libations when...
er a thrilling chase through the busiest streets of Washington, ... a couple of bootleggers and their car come to grief at the hands of the Capitol police - January 21st, 1922

Police in Battle With Rum Car

Prohibition was a rowdy time in D.C., much like the rest of the country. The police had to deal with bootleggers constantly in the...