Video: Inside the Greater Cincinnati Police Historical Society Museum
Museum docents, mostly retired law enforcement officers, are determined to keep history alive and honor the men and women who died in the line of duty in eight counties of Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. It hasn't been easy.The museum embarked on an unsuccessful, $6 million capital campaign in 2010 to build and operate a new facility. Operators do not charge admission and depend on donations to keep the museum running.
They may charge a fee for some tours once they reopen, but those decisions won't be made until they are finished unpacking.
Late last month, they moved in 110 displays, including the country's largest detective police badge collection, more than 700 boxes of nearly 5,000 artifacts and thousands of archives. Representing 150 years of police history, the museum also will feature photos of the nearly 200 officers who have been killed in the line of duty across the Tri-State since the 1880s.
For more information and to follow the museum's progress, visit their website: http://www.gcphs.com/Copyright 2015 WXIX. All rights reserved.
The dogs’ owner says he’s devastated by the attack and that these are family dogs who’ve never bitten anyone.
The deputy who found the 3-year-old says her condition was so bad that he immediately put her in his patrol car and drove her to the hospital.
The 15-year-old signed each individual letter in every word, also known as fingerspelling, into the man’s hands so he could feel them.