Exhibit Highlights History Of Sulphur Police
SULPHUR, La. (AP) — A new exhibit at the Brimstone Museum looks at the history of the Sulphur Police Department.
The American Press reports (http://bit.ly/MToyAJ) centerpieces of the display include uniforms from the past and other memorabilia.
The exhibit will be open through the summer.
The display is "a celebration of the Sulphur Police Department throughout the years," said museum creative director Eric Manuel.
Among the artifacts are badges from around the country, the department's original McGruff the Crime Dog uniform and Ollie South, a puppet used by former Chief George Mullican in school demonstrations.
The Police Department's Mel Estess, who helped gather many of the items, said some of the "neatest" are the patches worn over the years by Sulphur officers.
"People love to go museums and just look at history and see where we came from," Estess said.
There are lie detectors, which Manuel said are in working order.
Also on display are photos of many of the town's former police chiefs as well as a plaque commemorating the death of officer Elease J. Picard, who ws killed in the line of duty in 1918.
Information from: American Press, http://www.americanpress.com