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Cumberland, Maryland (Police Department)

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line marker truck for the traffic department, one 1974 mounted spray machine for the traffic department, and one 1970 trailer for the traffic department. At this time there are 24 pieces of motorized equipment as part of the Cumberland Police Department, as against 1933 when there were eight pieces and 1960 when there were twelve pieces.

4. What outstanding events involving the Cumberland Police Department have occurred during past years? What striking crimes have been committed in the Cumberland area?

On June 5, 1867, the annual statement of the City Clerk of Cumberland for the year ending on the first Monday of May, 1867, shewed $3,831.90 as the amount paid for the police for the year 1867. Police badges cost $8.00, and bread for the prisoners cost $16.15.

On April 20, 1871, an intoxicated individual was picked up by a city policeman at the corner of Baltimore and Mechanic Streets. He was placed upon a dray (one horse cart) and taken to the watch house.

On May 6, 1871, a drunken man was arrested in front of the St. Nicholas Hotel at Baltimore and George Streets. An attempt to walk the man to the "lock up" failed, so patrolman Snore requested the services of Robert Caton's dray and conveyed him to jail.

On May 4, 1871, two local day policemen, Edwin Bender and Franklin Miller, in reply to charges that after arresting a crippled man for being drunk, they, the policemen, had placed handcuffs on the man, said that the charge of using handcuffs was a falsehood in a signed statement appearing in


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Miller, Herman J.

Mayor and Council, City of Cumberland


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Stegmaier, Harry

Cumberland (Md.), history

Cumberland (Md.), 1700-1976

Western Maryland Regional Library
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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