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    1966 West Dayton Riots

    50 Years ago today, the city and its police force experienced the third day of rioting in West Dayton, a riot that began on September 1, 1966.  This was a major incident in local law enforcement history and the third time in which the military had to be called in to assist officers in protecting the community (1913 and 1948 the other two).  The Dayton Daily News will begin a three-part series in the Sunday print edition called "Lasting Scars: The 1966 West Dayton riot."  ...  Read More...

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    Montgomery County Law Enforcement Memorial

    By attending the Montgomery County Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony on Friday, May 6, 2016, citizens can best observe local police history and honor the true heroes of our community… law enforcement officers who lives were sacrificed in the line of duty.  This year’s service is held under cover of the Riverscape Palladium. Two officers who died in earlier years are being added to the MCLEM Fallen Roll:  Germantown PD Sgt. Robert Woods (end of watch 1976), who died while on a dome...  Read More...

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    The 1913 Great Dayton Flood

    The 1913 Great Dayton Flood - 103 years ago the icy, turbulently flowing river overwhelmed the levees. Overwhelmed as well was a police force that had been significantly reduced in size three months earlier. In addition to deficiencies in manpower, the locations of Dayton's police facilities were problematic.   Read More...

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    B of I Changes

    While the 1970's brought about changes in the nature and scope of the Bureau of Identification and Crime Lab, the Detective Bureau similarly experienced transformation. In 1975, with the promotion of Captain Gil Thurman to the rank of "major," the "Investigative Bureau" expanded. The new "Investigations Division" split into two distinct bureaus ...   Read More...