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Officer Joe Roberts outside of "Old City Hall" located at the southeast corner of Barr and Berry streets. Circa 1960's?

Photo courtesy of Garnet Mills daughter of Officer Joe Roberts.

An unidentified striker struggles as he is being taken into custody at a local strike. Officer behind striker is Anthony J.Colone, Jr.. Officer reaching for his handcuffs is Richard Lockhart, Jr. and Officer in rear

 looking on is Tom Falls. Picture taken August 7, 1986.

 Photo courtesy of Officer Anthony J. Colone, Jr.


Left to Right: Officers William Vaschon, Phil Steigerwald, and Clyde Burton Sr. Officer Steigerwald holds a 45cal. gun and a bulletproof vest that saved his life. May 16, 1929.

 Photo courtesy of Officer Steve Burton, grandson of

 Officer Clyde Burton, Sr.                                

Officer Bill Daugherty and his canine partner Lobo. Lobo served the FWPD for eight years as Officer Daugherty's partner. Picture taken in July 1985.

 Photo courtesy of Officer Bill Daugherty.

Old magazine advertisement showing a

RCA in car FM police radio system.

Circa 1960's?





Photo courtesy of Officer Anthony J. Colone, Jr.

Retirement party at Murray St. station for Officer Ron Snyder. Pictured are Left to Right: Front row seated: Jeff Holmes, John Difilippo, Mike Taylor, Homer Gatchell,

 Tom Taylor, Ron Burkart. Standing: Bob Gasper, Bill

 Daugherty, Mike  Randolph, Jack Woodruff, Ned

 Crapser, Rick Stoner  Ron Snyder, Wayne Teuscher,

 and Dave Reinbolt.  Picture taken in March 1987.


 Photo courtesy of Officer Ron Burkart.


September 24, 1973 FWPD graduating class. Seated left to right: Rosemary Mosley, George Peppas, Debra Hirshman. Standing left to right: Larry Fuqua, Larry White, Ron Partridge,

Mike NanCarrow, Arden J. Hoover,

 Alton Patton, Donald Hoover, Anthony J. Colone, Jr., John

 Phenicie and Joseph M. Gennaitte.

 Photo courtesy of Officer Anthony J. Colone, Jr.

Officer Ron Partridge (passenger) and Officer Tony Colone, Jr. (driver) take a quick breather while patrolling the city's northwest side during the summer of 1974. Check out that squad car color (gold) and the hightec lightbar!!

 Photo courtesy of Officer Anthony J. Colone, Jr.

The 47th graduating class of the Fort Wayne Police Academy February 2, 1990. This was the last class issued revolvers they were S&W model 67 stainless steel .38 caliber. The next class

 were issued S&W model 5906 9mm semi-automatics.

 Officers left  to right are: Mark Lowden, Bob Ables, Scott

 Adam, Diane Page, Jim Feasel, Dan Peters, Casey Furge,

 Greg Steir, Jay Thompson, James King, Steve Haffner, John

 Niblick, Jeff McCann, John Schilt and Rick Stevens.

 Photo courtesy of Officer Dan Peters.

Officer Dan Peters with the pre-school class of  St. Michael Lutheran School on Getz Road. Showing them his police car.  Circa 1995.








 Photo courtesy of Officer Dan Peters.

Officer Bill Dileo of the Fort Wayne Police Department demonstrates the proper use of the night stick.  Circa ?

Photo courtesty of Officer Ron Burkart.


Officer Joe Burkart. Badge 146 of the

Fort Wayne Police Department. 

Circa ?

Photo courtesy of Officer Ron

Burkart (son of Joe Burkart).


Officers Boyce Lambert and Joe Burkart

posing for a quick photo. Check out

the Tommy Gun Officer Lambert is

holding. It appears Officer Lambert likes to wear his service revolver in the cross draw fashion.  Circa 1950.

Photo courtesy of Officer Ron Burkart (son of Joe Burkart).

Officer (Sgt.) Joe Burkart intently

examines paperwork at the police

station.  Circa ?

Photo courtesty of Officer Ron

Burkart (son of Joe Burkart).



The Fort Wayne Police Department

             Photo Roster 1957 

Photo courtesy of Officer Ron Burkart

Retired officers left to right: Delbert Minick, William Edwards, Albert Bragalone and James Andrews. Officers are from the Police Academy Graduating Class of 1951. Photo taken December 13, 2009 at the FWRPOA  quarterly meeting.

Photo courtesty of Ron Buskirk




























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