Police #1To see police pictures #2 and #3, click on "Occupation
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DID YOU KNOW?
Here are some "firsts" about law enforcement
in America. President George Washington, in 1789,
established the first law enforcement agency
in American called U.S. Marshals. The American
police department was first created in Boston,
1838. The first police car was introducted
in Akron, Ohio, 1910. Police uniforms were
first introduced in 1853. The first state police
were the Texas Rangers, created in 1835. Today
there are more than 600,000 sworn officers
employed in policing. The framed picture
measures 17 x 19 1/2 inches. The artwork
depicts familiar items worn by modern day
police. The post office issued one commemorative
stamp honoring the police on May 7, 1968.
The official First Day Cover (envelope) with
a 6 cent postage stamp is 34 years old. Two
other stamps are also included, one a 13 cent
patrol wagon stamp and a 20 cent McGruff the crime dog
stamp. A 3 3/4 x 3 1/2 inch law and order
patch, silver handcuff tie clasp and silver
police "P" button completes the picture. Envelopes bearing
this 6 cent stamp will vary according to
availability. CUSTOMIZE THIS PICTURE BY SUPPLYING
YOUR OWN POLICE PATCH.
Our Price: $56.00