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Tag Archives: George Colt
A Gold Star – or Badge: The Davenport Police Department’s 175th Anniversary
We were excited to see an article in the January 16, 2014 Quad City Times about the Davenport Police Department’s 175th Anniversary. What a monumental occasion. In celebration, current officers are sporting badges reminiscent of those worn by their predecessors in the … Continue reading
Posted in Genealogy, Local History Tagged City Marshal, Davenport Police Department, George Colt, Police Badges, W. H. Patton Leave a comment
If At First You Don’t Know . . .
Sometimes all it takes is one misprint to throw our sense of history off for over 131 years. For at least that long, it was believed that George Colt was the first City Marshal of Davenport. This was reinforced by … Continue reading
Posted in Library, Local History Tagged City Council, City Marshal, George Colt, Iowa Sun, Just Shelved, Primary Sources, Research, W. H. Patton 2 Comments