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Richard Edwards - first "colored" policeman, 1898


Richard Edwards - first "colored" policeman, 1898 Click on the MEDIA ITEMS below for more information

   



New police on duty

Marcellus Martin, Chief - Official Acts of Mayor Kean.
Mayor Kean swore in the new police force, including Richard Edwards, colored, at his office, yesterday morning. The men were given rigid instructions and were informed by the mayor that they would be summarily dismissed if caught drinking. Marcellus Martin, who was chief two years ago, was designated to fill (?) the same place and Henry Martz was appointed lieutenant. John Hoffman, William White, Sebastin Flecktenstein, Michael Kean, and Patrick Hughes, the first three of the old force, were designated to fill vacancies on the force until the mayor and council makes selections tomorrow night.

A large crowd congregated at the station house last night at 9 o'clock to see the new force go out on the beats. Policeman Edwards brought up the rear of the procession. He was assigned in the Decatur and Frederick street extended beat last night.




ID:
acaa359

Creator:
Cumberland Daily News

Notes:
Courtesy of Jay W. Cochrane

Date:
1898-06-08

Collection Location:
Allegany County, Maryland

Subject:
African Americans, History; Allegany County (Md.), History.

Coverage:
Allegany County (Md.), 1890-2008

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

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