Checkered Bands

History of the “Checkered Band” of the Chicago Police Department

History of the "Checkered Band" of the Chicago Police Department The "checkered band" on hats worn by Chicago Police Department officers was introduced in May 1967 by Superintendent O.W. Wilson. The design was based on the three-layer "Sillitoe Tartan" first used in 1932 by the Glasgow Police Department in Scotland...

Recent Historical Officer Added 10/25/18

Hymera Town Marshal Francis Marion "Frank" Lloyd  Hymera Town Marshal's Office  Thursday, November 24, 1994  Originally sent to our subscribers on October 25, 2018.  Sign up for email/text notifications here.

Officer Down – Officer Tinsley

OFFICER DOWN Officer David A. Tinsley Fort Wayne Police Department Tuesday, September 11, 2018 Read more at: http://officersearch.inlem.org/officer.php?id=0453 Originally sent to our subscribers on September 11, 2018.  Sign up for email/text notifications here.

Officer Down – Sgt. Bollman

OFFICER DOWN Sergeant Edward Ronald Bollman Indiana Department of Natural Resources Tuesday, February 13, 2018 Read more at: http://officersearch.inlem.org/officer.php?id=0451 Originally sent to our subscribers on May 11, 2018.  Sign up for email/text notifications here.

Police Week 2018

National Police Week May 13-19, 2018 Fifty-six years ago, President John F. Kennedy signed Public Law 87-726 in 1962 designating May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day in honor of those law enforcement officers who have been killed in the line of duty and its calendar week as Police Week...

Funeral Arrangements for Patrolman Pitts

Funeral Arrangements for Patrolman Pitts Visitation for Patrolman Pitts will be on Tuesday, May 8 from 11 am to 2 pm EDT for family and friends, followed by a public viewing from 2 to 7 pm EDT. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, May 9 at 11 am EDT....

Officer Down – Patrolman Pitts

OFFICER DOWN Patrolman Robert S. Pitts Terre Haute Police Department Friday, May 4, 2018 Read more at: http://officersearch.inlem.org/officer.php?id=0452 Originally sent to our subscribers on May 5, 2018.  Sign up for email/text notifications here.

Indiana State Police 2018 Memorial Services Schedule

Indiana State Police 2018 Memorial Services Schedule Throughout the Hoosier State every year in May, the Indiana State Police conduct memorial services to honor the memory of those who have died in the line of duty. The public is welcome to attend as the ISP General Headquarters (GHQ) and each...

Recent Historical Officer Added 3/25/18

     Merchant Policeman John L. Watterson Indianapolis Police Department Saturday, December 23, 1893   Originally sent to our subscribers on March 25, 2018.  Sign up for email/text notifications here.