Portrait of the Tulsa Police Department in 1909. The man in the center of the middle row is the Chief (name not known). The regular officers wore bobby hats , while others wore different hats. The man in plainclothes is probably a detective, and the man holding a set of keys is likely the jailer. Historian Beryl Ford shared an anecdote from his old friend Al Musick, who mixed up various fruit flavored alcohol drinks in his pharmacy during prohibition while keeping an eye out for Tulsa's finest.
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Preservation and archiving of this significant Tulsa treasure of photographs and artifacts was made possible through the Tulsa City-County Library and the Tulsa Historical Society, and the generosity of Tulsa World/Lorton Family, Chester Cadieux, the Rotary Club of Tulsa, and many other community-minded corporations, institutions, and individuals.