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MUSEUM INSIDER ARCHIVE VOLUME VII | ISSUE 8

Author's Night with Joe Urschel

Join Joe Urschel, Executive Director of the National Law Enforcement Museum, for a discussion about his new book. The Year of Fear is a thrilling true story of gangsters and lawmen and how an obscure federal bureaucrat used this now legendary kidnapping case to launch the FBI.

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History's Blotter: August 4, 1892
 

History's Blotter: Borden Murders

“Lizzie Borden took an ax and gave her mother forty whacks. When she saw what she had done, she gave her father forty-one.”

Or so the song goes ... While Lizzie Borden was arrested and tried for the brutal murder of her father and stepmother, the jury only deliberated for an hour before returning a verdict of not guilty.

Let's travel back to August 4, 1892 to learn about a moment in law enforcement history

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G-men Stories
 

True Stories of Former G-men

It was the era of gangsters like Machine Gun Kelly, John Dillinger, the Barker-Karpis gang, and all the other’s that J. Edgar Hoover and his G-men sought to bring down.  In honor of the upcoming release of our Executive Director’s book, The Year of Fear: Machine Gun Kelly and the Manhunt that Changed the Nation, we highlight some stories from FBI Agents who served during that era.

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August 2015 Caption Contest Photo  

Caption Contest

The Museum’s collection includes photographs that reveal law enforcement history—from national milestones to no-frills everyday routines. Some of Museum staff’s favorites are those mysterious photos that border on bizarre, posing the question, what is going on in this picture? Help us come up with the cleverest caption for this photo.

Congratulations to John H. for submitting last month's winning caption!

Check out the archive to see all the winning photos and captions so far.

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