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Other Name
LETHBRIDGE POLICE
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1990
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19960112114
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
LETHBRIDGE POLICE
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1990
Materials
COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Length
86.2
Width
46.3
Description
WHITE POLYESTER/COTTON SHORT SLEEVED DRESS SHIRT. TWO EXTERIOR BREAST POCKETS. CUFFS ON SLEEVES UPTURNED. TAG INSIDE COLLAR READS "RANGE 600" WITH WASHING INSTRUCTIONS. STAMPED ABOVE IS "S609 15 1/2 20534". SHIRT HAS NO BADGES OR INSIGNIA.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
SAFETY SERVICES
History
*UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING SOME DONATED BY THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE POLICE SERVICES. FOR A BRIEF ACCOUNT OF THE LETHBRIDGE POLICE COLLECTION, SEE RECORD P19960112001. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE POLICE SERVICES AND TRANSCRIPTS OF INTERVIEWS AND CORRESPONDENCE WITH CURRENT AND FORMER LETHBRIDGE POLICE, SEE PERMANENT FILE P19960112000.
Catalogue Number
P19960112114
Acquisition Date
1996-12
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
POLICE CARGO PANTS
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1990
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
POLYESTER, COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19960112106
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
POLICE CARGO PANTS
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1990
Materials
POLYESTER, COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Length
80.5
Width
35.5
Description
NAVY BLUE POLYESTER/COTTON POLICE UNIFORM PANTS WITH 2 FRONT & 2 REAR POCKETS, AS WELL AS A LARGE CARGO POCKET ON THE FRONT OF EACH THIGH. 2 SNAP & METAL ZIPPER FLY. CARGO PANTS FASTEN WITH 2 SNAPS ON EACH. LABEL ON THE INSIDE IS MARKED "EMERY EDMONTON CANADA". PANTS ARE IN GOOD CONDITION, WITH LITTLE WEAR EVIDENT.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
SAFETY SERVICES
History
PART OF WORK UNIFORM USED BY K-9 UNIT OF LETHBRIDGE POLICE SERVICES. SEE P19960112107-GA FOR HISTORY OF LETHBRIDGE K-9 UNIT. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING SOME DONATED BY THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE POLICE SERVICES. FOR A BRIEF ACCOUNT OF THE LETHBRIDGE POLICE COLLECTION, SEE RECORD P19960112001. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE POLICE SERVICES AND TRANSCRIPTS OF INTERVIEWS AND CORRESPONDENCE WITH CURRENT AND FORMER LETHBRIDGE POLICE, SEE PERMANENT FILE P19960112000.
Catalogue Number
P19960112106
Acquisition Date
1996-12
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
DOWN LINER
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1990
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
NYLON, DOWNFILL
Catalogue Number
P19960112130
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
DOWN LINER
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1990
Materials
NYLON, DOWNFILL
No. Pieces
1
Length
70.5
Width
57
Description
NAVY BLUE DOWN FILLED QUILTED BOMBER STYLE JACKET / COAT LINER. CUFFS AND NECK HAVE NAVY BLUE RIBBING, 2 POUCH POCKETS ON FRONT, AND A PLASTIC ZIPPERS FASTENS THE FRONT. LABEL ON BACK OF NECK MARKED "NORTHERN LIGHT" "BOX 1000-CARDSTON, ALBERTA- T0K 0K0 CANADA" & "XXL". NYLON FABRIC. IT DOES NOT APPEAR JACKET WAS WORN, AS IT HAS NO EVIDENCE OF WEAR.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
SAFETY SERVICES
History
*UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING SOME DONATED BY THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE POLICE SERVICES. FOR A BRIEF ACCOUNT OF THE LETHBRIDGE POLICE COLLECTION, SEE RECORD P19960112001. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE POLICE SERVICES AND TRANSCRIPTS OF INTERVIEWS AND CORRESPONDENCE WITH CURRENT AND FORMER LETHBRIDGE POLICE, SEE PERMANENT FILE P19960112000.
Catalogue Number
P19960112130
Acquisition Date
1996-12
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
FULL-LENGTH RAINCOAT
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1990
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
NYLON
Catalogue Number
P19960112127
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
FULL-LENGTH RAINCOAT
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1990
Materials
NYLON
No. Pieces
1
Length
134.2
Width
55.3
Description
NEON ORANGE FULL-LENGTH RAINCOAT; REVERSIBLE. INTERIOR LINING IS NAVY BLUE. TWO SILVER REFLECTIVE STRIPES ACROSS UPPER BODY AND SLEEVES. FASTENS BY SNAP AND ZIPPER AT FRONT CLOSURE. NECK HAS ZIPPER POUCH WITH NEON ORANGE ELASTICIZED HOOD. TAG INSIDE POUCH WITH "MODEL M6555 MED. TALL LETHBRIDGE POLICE INTERNATIONAL UNIFORMS LTD." BANDS WITH "LETHBRIDGE POLICE" SEWN ONTO BACK. VELCRO TAB AT COLLAR. OPENINGS AT SIDES TO ACCESS CLOTHING WORN UNDERNEATH; VELCRO TABS TO SECURE.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
SAFETY SERVICES
History
*UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING SOME DONATED BY THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE POLICE SERVICES. FOR A BRIEF ACCOUNT OF THE LETHBRIDGE POLICE COLLECTION, SEE RECORD P19960112001. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE POLICE SERVICES AND TRANSCRIPTS OF INTERVIEWS AND CORRESPONDENCE WITH CURRENT AND FORMER LETHBRIDGE POLICE, SEE PERMANENT FILE P19960112000.
Catalogue Number
P19960112127
Acquisition Date
1996-12
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
FULL-LENGTH RAINCOAT
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1990
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
NYLON/RUBBER
Catalogue Number
P19960112128
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
FULL-LENGTH RAINCOAT
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1990
Materials
NYLON/RUBBER
No. Pieces
1
Length
132.5
Width
62.3
Description
NAVY BLUE FULL-LENGTH RAINCOAT; REVERSIBLE. INTERIOR LINING IS RUBBER NEON ORANGE. ZIPPER AND SNAPS AT FRONT CLOSURE. COLLAR HAS ZIPPERED POUCH WHICH CONTAINS RUBBER HOOD; RUBBER HAS DETERIORATED AND "MELTED" TOGETHER; HOOD CAN NO LONGER BE EXTENDED. VELCRO PATCH ON COLLAR TO FASTEN. INTERIOR RUBBER LINING IS ALSO STICKING FROM DETERIORATION. TAG INSIDE COLLAR HAS "STYLE TALL SIZE M". TAG IN POUCH HAS "UNIFORMES INTERNATIONAUX ENRG." OPENINGS AT SIDE TO ACCESS CLOTHING UNDERNEATH; VELCRO TABS TO SECURE.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
SAFETY SERVICES
History
*UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING SOME DONATED BY THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE POLICE SERVICES. FOR A BRIEF ACCOUNT OF THE LETHBRIDGE POLICE COLLECTION, SEE RECORD P19960112001. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE POLICE SERVICES AND TRANSCRIPTS OF INTERVIEWS AND CORRESPONDENCE WITH CURRENT AND FORMER LETHBRIDGE POLICE, SEE PERMANENT FILE P19960112000.
Catalogue Number
P19960112128
Acquisition Date
1996-12
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
LETHBRIDGE POLICE
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1991
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
POLYESTER/COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19960112109
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
LETHBRIDGE POLICE
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1991
Materials
POLYESTER/COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Length
83.8
Width
47.5
Description
LIGHT BLUE SHORT SLEEVED DRESS SHIRT. FRONT SNAP BUTTON CLOSURE, WITH IMITATION MOTHER-OF-PEARL SNAP FRONTS. SLEEVES HAVE UPTURNED CUFFS. TWO BREAST POCKETS. SEMI-CIRCULAR SHOULDER FLASHES; BLACK WITH WHITE TRIM ON BORDERS. EMBROIDERED WITH "CITY OF LETHBRIDGE POLICE FORCE". SHIRT HAS TAG INSIDE NECK WITH "RAPIER"; STAMPED INTO COLLAR ABOVE IS "SANFORIZED TALLS 800ES 1314".
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
SAFETY SERVICES
History
BASED ON PUBLISHED LETHBRIDGE HERALD PHOTOGRAPHS, THE UNIFORM'S HALF-MOON FLASH WAS INSTITUTED IN 1961 AND DISCONTINUED IN 1991. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING SOME DONATED BY THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE POLICE SERVICES. FOR A BRIEF ACCOUNT OF THE LETHBRIDGE POLICE COLLECTION, SEE RECORD P19960112001. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE POLICE SERVICES AND TRANSCRIPTS OF INTERVIEWS AND CORRESPONDENCE WITH CURRENT AND FORMER LETHBRIDGE POLICE, SEE PERMANENT FILE P19960112000.
Catalogue Number
P19960112109
Acquisition Date
1996-12
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
POLICE COAT
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1990
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
POLYESTER, COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19960112129
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
POLICE COAT
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1990
Materials
POLYESTER, COTTON
No. Pieces
2
Length
84
Width
52
Description
NAVY BLUE POLY/COTTON BLEND SHELL, WITH A REMOVEABLE HOOD. BOTH SLEEVES HAVE A HALF CIRCLE BLACK BADGE MARKED IN WHITE STITCHING "CITY OF LETHBRIDGE POLICE FORCE". LABEL ON THE BACK OF THE NECK MARKED "SPRUNG" & OTHER MANUFACTURING DETAILS. FRONT HAS TWO FLAP CHEST POCKETS, TWO HIP POCKETS & A ZIPPER UP THE FRONT. INSIDE ALSO HAS A ZIPPER TO ATTACH A LINER. NO LINER INCLUDED. COAT HAS A DRAWSTRING AROUND THE WAIST. ZIPPER IS COVERED WITH A FLAP THAT FASTENS WITH SNAPS. IT DOES NOT APPEAR JACKET WAS WORN, AS IT HAS NO EVIDENCE OF WEAR.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
SAFETY SERVICES
History
*UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING SOME DONATED BY THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE POLICE SERVICES. FOR A BRIEF ACCOUNT OF THE LETHBRIDGE POLICE COLLECTION, SEE RECORD P19960112001. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE POLICE SERVICES AND TRANSCRIPTS OF INTERVIEWS AND CORRESPONDENCE WITH CURRENT AND FORMER LETHBRIDGE POLICE, SEE PERMANENT FILE P19960112000.
Catalogue Number
P19960112129
Acquisition Date
1996-12
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
POLICE HOCKEY JERSEY
Date Range From
1985
Date Range To
1990
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
POLYESTER
Catalogue Number
P19960112125
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
POLICE HOCKEY JERSEY
Date Range From
1985
Date Range To
1990
Materials
POLYESTER
No. Pieces
1
Length
73.7
Width
74
Description
ROYAL BLUE MESH HOCKEY JERSEY. WHITE STRIPE BORDERED BY TWO YELLOW STRIPES AROUND BOTTOM BORDER OF JERSEY, AND ON UPPER SLEEVES. YELLOW TRIM ON V-NECK. WHITE PAINTED CITY OF LETHBRIDGE POLICE CREST; "22" IN YELLOW ON BACK. PAINT IS CRACKING CONSIDERABLY. TAG INSIDE COLLAR READS "ATHLETIC KNIT MEN XL SUPERSTAR MESH MADE IN CANADA".
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
SAFETY SERVICES
History
FROM LETHBRIDGE POLICE COLLECTION. CLAIMED BY LETHBRIDGE POLICE INSPECTOR BILL KAYE TO HAVE BEEN WORN FROM 1986 ONWARDS AND BY RET. LETHBRIDGE POLICE CHIEF TERRY WAUTERS THAT THIS WAS THE TEAM'S "FIRST JERSEY". *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING SOME DONATED BY THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE POLICE SERVICES. FOR A BRIEF ACCOUNT OF THE LETHBRIDGE POLICE COLLECTION, SEE RECORD P19960112001. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE POLICE SERVICES AND TRANSCRIPTS OF INTERVIEWS AND CORRESPONDENCE WITH CURRENT AND FORMER LETHBRIDGE POLICE, SEE PERMANENT FILE P19960112000.
Catalogue Number
P19960112125
Acquisition Date
1996-12
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
POLICE DRESS JACKET
Date Range From
1978
Date Range To
1996
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOL, RAYON
Catalogue Number
P19960112120
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
POLICE DRESS JACKET
Date Range From
1978
Date Range To
1996
Materials
WOOL, RAYON
No. Pieces
2
Length
81.3
Width
48.5
Description
NAVY BLUE WOOL SERVICE DRESS JACKET. FOUR SILVER BUTTONS AT FRONT CLOSURE; ONE ON EACH OF FOUR EXTERIOR POCKETS AS WELL, AND THREE ON EACH CUFF. EACH SHOULDER HAS TRAPEZOID SHOULDER FLASH; BLACK WITH WHITE TRIM; EMBROIDERED "LETHBRIDGE POLICE" WITH CREST AT CENTRE. RIGHT SLEEVE HAS CHEVRON WITH THREE STRIPES. LEFT SLEEVE HAS TWO MARKSMAN BADGES AND TWO STARS. WHITE LANYARD AROUND LEFT SLEEVE. "DESIGNED BY LEO SINGER" TAG ON INSIDE RIGHT POCKET. LABEL INSIDE WITH "K. ROLFSON 7-8-78 42066 LEO SINGER".
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
SAFETY SERVICES
History
FROM LETHBRIDGE POLICE COLLECTION. FORMAL DRESS UNIFORM; WOULD BE WORN WITH RED BELT (P19960112122-GA) AND WHITE GLOVES (P199601120121-GA). *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING SOME DONATED BY THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE POLICE SERVICES. FOR A BRIEF ACCOUNT OF THE LETHBRIDGE POLICE COLLECTION, SEE RECORD P19960112001. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE POLICE SERVICES AND TRANSCRIPTS OF INTERVIEWS AND CORRESPONDENCE WITH CURRENT AND FORMER LETHBRIDGE POLICE, SEE PERMANENT FILE P19960112000.
Catalogue Number
P19960112120
Acquisition Date
1996-12
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
LETHBRIDGE POLICE
Date Range From
1991
Date Range To
1996
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
POLYESTER/COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19960112108
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
LETHBRIDGE POLICE
Date Range From
1991
Date Range To
1996
Materials
POLYESTER/COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Length
84.3
Width
51.7
Description
LIGHT BLUE SHORT SLEEVED DRESS SHIRT. FRONT SNAP BUTTON CLOSURE, WITH IMITATION MOTHER-OF-PEARL SNAP FRONTS. SLEEVES HAVE UPTURNED CUFFS. TWO BREAST POCKETS. LARGE TRAPEZOID SHOULDER FLASHES; BLACK WITH WHITE TRIM ON BORDERS. CITY POLICE CREST IN CENTRE, WITH "LETHBRIDGE POLICE" EMBROIDERED. SHIRT HAS TAG INSIDE NECK WITH "RAPIER"; STAMPED INTO COLLAR ABOVE IS "SANFORIZED 16 1/2 SS 3502". FIVE WHITE STAR BADGES ON LEFT SLEEVE.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
SAFETY SERVICES
History
BASED ON PUBLISHED LETHBRIDGE HERALD PHOTOGRAPHS, THIS UNIFORM'S TRAPAZOID SHOULDER FLASH WAS INTRODUCED IN 1991 AND, ADDITIONALLY FROM THE HERALD, THE LIGHT BLUE SHIRT WAS RETIRED AND REPLACED ON FEBRUARY 22, 1996. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING SOME DONATED BY THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE POLICE SERVICES. FOR A BRIEF ACCOUNT OF THE LETHBRIDGE POLICE COLLECTION, SEE RECORD P19960112001. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE POLICE SERVICES AND TRANSCRIPTS OF INTERVIEWS AND CORRESPONDENCE WITH CURRENT AND FORMER LETHBRIDGE POLICE, SEE PERMANENT FILE P19960112000.
Catalogue Number
P19960112108
Acquisition Date
1996-12
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
POLICE MESS UNIFORM PANTS
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1990
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOL
Catalogue Number
P19960112099
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
POLICE MESS UNIFORM PANTS
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1990
Materials
WOOL
No. Pieces
1
Length
83.5
Width
36
Description
DARK NAVY BLUE/BLACK PAIR OF WOOL POLICE DRESS UNIFORM PANTS WITH NO FRONT OR REAR POCKETS. BACK OF PANTS HAVE A HIGH WAISTBAND WITH A "V" SHAPED DIP IN THE CENTRE. FLY HAS A METAL ZIPPER, WITH A HIDDEN BUTTON AND CLIP TO FASTEN. HAS MAROON STRIPE DOWN SIDE SEAM OF PANTS TO THE CUFF. INSIDE OF WAISTBAND HAS TWO PLASTIC BUTTONS AT THE BACK, & TWO ON EACH SIDE IN THE FRONT TO FASTEN SUSPENDERS. INSIDE ON RIGHT HIP IS A SMALL HIDDEN POCKET. HAS ELASTIC BOOT STRAP SEWN ONTO THE BOTTOM OF EACH PANT LEG. PANTS HAVE NO DAMAGE OR VISIBLE WEAR, CONDITION IS LIKE NEW.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
SAFETY SERVICES
History
WORN WITH MESS JACKET, FOR SPECIAL OCCASIONS. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING SOME DONATED BY THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE POLICE SERVICES. FOR A BRIEF ACCOUNT OF THE LETHBRIDGE POLICE COLLECTION, SEE RECORD P19960112001. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE POLICE SERVICES AND TRANSCRIPTS OF INTERVIEWS AND CORRESPONDENCE WITH CURRENT AND FORMER LETHBRIDGE POLICE, SEE PERMANENT FILE P19960112000.
Catalogue Number
P19960112099
Acquisition Date
1996-0
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
POLICE CARGO PANTS
Date Range From
1985
Date Range To
1995
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
POLYESTER, COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19960112101
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
POLICE CARGO PANTS
Date Range From
1985
Date Range To
1995
Materials
POLYESTER, COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Length
71.2
Width
41
Description
NAVY BLUE POLYESTER/COTTON POLICE UNIFORM PANTS WITH 2 FRONT & 2 REAR POCKETS, AS WELL AS A LARGE CARGO POCKET ON THE FRONT OF EACH THIGH. CARGO POCKETS FASTEN WITH VELCRO, AND HAVE MULTIPLE POCKETS ON THE INSIDE OF THE LARGER POCKETS. 2 FRONT POCKETS HAVE BLACK TRIM EDGING, AND THE PANTS HAVE A BRIGHT RED STRIPE DOWN THE SIDE SEAM. WAISTBAND IS WIDE AND ELASTICIZED, AND MARKED IN BLACK FELT "SAUTER". WHITE LABEL MARKED "ANNA'S CAREER APPAREL INC. CA 29392", AND HAS SIZE & WASHING INSTRUCTIONS BELOW. IN GOOD CONDITION WITH LITTLE WEAR.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
SAFETY SERVICES
History
GRANT SAUTER BEGAN WITH THE LETHBRIDGE POLICE FORCE ON DECEMBER 1, 1981 AS A CONSTABLE. AS A CONSTABLE HE WORKED IN SEVERAL AREAS SUCH AS: PATROL OPERATIONS, TRAFFIC OPERATIONS, SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER, BICYCLE PATROL, SWAT TEAM, "USE OF FORCE" INSTRUCTOR, COMMITTEE FOR OFFICER SAFETY, PROVINCIAL COMMITTEE FOR THE STANDARDIZATION OF POLICE TRAINING EDUCATION & DEVELOPMENT. SAUTER WAS PROMOTED TO THE RANK OF SERGEANT ON OCT 21, 1996 AND WAS PLACED IN ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES AS THE TRAINING SERGEANT. IN ADDITION TO THE ABOVE MENTIONED RESPONSIBILITIES, HE ALSO SERVED ON THE FOLLOWING: BOARD MEMBER-LETHBRIDGE POLICE ASSOCIATION, MEMBER-CRIMINAL JUSTICE ADVISORY COMMITTEE-LETHBRIDGE COMMUNITY COLLEGE, MEMBER COMPUTER TRAINING COMMITTEE- CITY OF LETHBRIDGE. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING SOME DONATED BY THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE POLICE SERVICES. FOR A BRIEF ACCOUNT OF THE LETHBRIDGE POLICE COLLECTION, SEE RECORD P19960112001. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE POLICE SERVICES AND TRANSCRIPTS OF INTERVIEWS AND CORRESPONDENCE WITH CURRENT AND FORMER LETHBRIDGE POLICE, SEE PERMANENT FILE P19960112000.
Catalogue Number
P19960112101
Acquisition Date
1996-12
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
SHIRT, LONG-SLEEVED, “LETHBRIDGE POLICE”
Date Range From
1996
Date Range To
2004
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
POLYESTER, WOOL
Catalogue Number
P20100048001
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SHIRT, LONG-SLEEVED, “LETHBRIDGE POLICE”
Date Range From
1996
Date Range To
2004
Materials
POLYESTER, WOOL
No. Pieces
1
Length
89
Width
49
Description
LONG SLEEVED NAVY POLYESTER SHIRT WITH COLLAR AND BUTTON AND ZIPPER CLOSURE DOWN FRONT. EPAULETS AT SHOULDERS AND BUTTONED POCKETS AT CHEST. EMBROIDERED PATCHES ON BOTH SHOULDERS DEPICT A CROWNED CREST IN YELLOW, GREEN, BLUE AND RED WITH TEXT READING “LETHBRIDGE POLICE” IN WHITE. BRAND TAG AT INNER COLLAR READS “SWAT – R. NICOLLS”. OVERALL VERY GOOD CONDITION.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
SAFETY SERVICES
History
THIS STYLE OF LETHBRIDGE POLICE UNIFORM SHIRT WAS IN USE BETWEEN 1995 AND 2004. ACCORDING TO AN ARTICLE IN THE FEBRUARY 22, 1996 ISSUE OF THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD, THE LETHBRIDGE POLICE DEPARTMENT TRANSITIONED FROM LIGHT BLUE TO DARK NAVY SHIRTS THAT YEAR TO REFLECT CHANGING TRENDS AND FURTHER DIFFERENTIATE OFFICERS FROM OTHER UNIFORMED OCCUPATIONS SUCH AS COMMISSIONAIRES AND POSTAL WORKERS. THE SHOULDER PATCHES ON THIS SHIRT READ “LETHBRIDGE POLICE”, DEMONSTRATING THAT THE SHIRT PREDATES THE DECEMBER 2004 UNVEILING OF THE LETHBRIDGE REGIONAL POLICE CREST, WHEN COALDALE WAS ADDED TO THE LETHBRIDGE POLICE JURISDICTION. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS ON THE EVOLUTION OF THE LRPS UNIFORM AND BADGE DESIGN. FOR A BRIEF ACCOUNT OF THE LETHBRIDGE POLICE COLLECTION, SEE RECORD P19960112001. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE POLICE SERVICES AND TRANSCRIPTS OF INTERVIEWS AND CORRESPONDENCE WITH CURRENT AND FORMER LETHBRIDGE POLICE, SEE PERMANENT FILE P19960112000.
Catalogue Number
P20100048001
Acquisition Date
2010-11
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
POLICE WINTER COAT
Date Range From
1975
Date Range To
1990
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
NYLON, PLASTIC, CHROME
Catalogue Number
P19960112124
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
POLICE WINTER COAT
Date Range From
1975
Date Range To
1990
Materials
NYLON, PLASTIC, CHROME
No. Pieces
4
Length
77.5
Width
51.5
Description
SHINY BLACK NYLON JACKET WITH A ZIP-OUT NAVY BLUE QUILTED LINER AND A REMOVEABLE FUR COLLAR. JACKET AND LINER EACH HAVE LABEL MARKED "INTERNATIONAL UNIFORMS LTD. STYLE: M6125 SIZE: 40R CITY: LETHBRIDGE POLICE". BOTH SLEEVES HAVE THE "LETHBRIDGE POLICE" BADGES SEWN ON, WITH 2 SINGLE STAR BADGES SEWN BELOW ON THE LEFT ARM. FRONT HAS TWO HIP POCKETS, & TWO FLAP CHEST POCKETS THAT FASTEN WITH A CHROME "POLICE FORCE" BUTTON ON EACH. ABOVE THE LEFT CHEST POCKET ARE TWO EYELETS SEWN ONTO A SMALL PIECE OF FABRIC, USED TO MOUNT BADGE. BLACK LEATHER TRIMMED CUFFS. HEAVY BLACK PLASTIC ZIPPER UP ENTIRE FRONT OF JACKET, USED TO FASTEN. ON THE LOWER SECTION OF THE LEFT SLEEVE ARE TWO SOILED FIREARMS BADGES. ITEM IS IN GOOD CONDITION, LITTLE WEAR BUT SLIGHTLY SOILED. *UPDATE - ARTIFACT MADE OF FOUR PIECES, RATHER THAN THREE. THE FOURTH PIECE IS A VEST MADE OF NYLON. OUTSIDE IS BROWN WITH A FADED LABEL MARKED, "INTERNATIONAL UNIFORMS LTD." AFFIXED TO THE LOWER RIGHT CORNER. INSIDE OF VEST IS SILVER. VEST ZIPS OVER TOP OF QUILTED LINER.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
SAFETY SERVICES
History
ON 28 FEBRUARY, 1975, THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD PUBLISHED A PHOTO AND CAPTION, STATING THAT THE POLICE WERE "EXPERIMENTING WITH A NEW JACKET" AND WERE IN THE PROCESS OF INTRODUCING THIS JACKET INTO SERVICE AND RETIRING P19960112131. FOR PHOTO AND ARTICLE, PLEASE REFERENCE THE PERMANENT FILE. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING SOME DONATED BY THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE POLICE SERVICES. FOR A BRIEF ACCOUNT OF THE LETHBRIDGE POLICE COLLECTION, SEE RECORD P19960112001. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE POLICE SERVICES AND TRANSCRIPTS OF INTERVIEWS AND CORRESPONDENCE WITH CURRENT AND FORMER LETHBRIDGE POLICE, SEE PERMANENT FILE P19960112000.
Catalogue Number
P19960112124
Acquisition Date
1996-12
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
PEAKED HAT, FIRE DEPARTMENT HAT
Date Range From
1989
Date Range To
1999
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
FABRIC, LEATHER, BRASS, PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P19990022001
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
PEAKED HAT, FIRE DEPARTMENT HAT
Date Range From
1989
Date Range To
1999
Materials
FABRIC, LEATHER, BRASS, PLASTIC
No. Pieces
1
Height
12.5
Length
27
Diameter
24
Description
NAVY BLUE; VISOR (PEAK); TOP IS ROUND WITH A CIRCUMFERENCE OF 77.0 CM; THE HATBAND IS BLACK RIBBED RIBBON (4.2 CM WIDE). THERE ARE 15 MAPLE LEAVES STITCHED INTO THE HAT BAND WITH BLACK THREAD. THE BAND HAS A 0.5 CM WIDE DECORATIVE EDGING. THE CROWN IS PADDED. ALONG THE TOP EDGE OF THE VISOR ARE TWO GOLD FABRIC RIBBONS, 30.5 CM AND 18.5 CM IN LENGTH. THE SHORTER ONE IS ATTACHED TO THE LONGER ONE BY THE TWO LOOPS. THE LONG RIBBON IS ATTACHED TO THE HATBAND WITH A BRASS BUTTON FASTENER AT EACH END. TO THE CENTRE OF HAT IS A BRASS CAP BADGE. THE BADGE IS ATTACHED BY A SCREW GOING THROUGH THE HATBAND. ON THE INSIDE OF THE HATBAND IS A BROWN LEATHER STRIP (3.0 CM WIDE), WHICH IS SEWN TO THE EDGE OF THE HAT. THE INSIDE OF THE CROWN IS RED FABRIC (SATIN?) A PIECE OF PLASTIC (13.5 X 12.0 CM) IS SEWN TO THE FABRIC ON THREE SIDES WITH BLACK THREAD. UNDER THE PLASTIC IS A WHITE LABEL THAT READS "STOKES CAP & REGALIA LTD. SCARBOROUGH ONTARIIO". PICTURED ON THE LABEL IS A SOLDIER.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
SAFETY SERVICES
History
THE HAT WORN BY CAM HUTCHINSON-MACLEAN, AS PART OF HIS UNIFORM WHEN HE WORKED CRASH RESCUE FOR TRANSPORT CANADA. HE BEGAN HIS CRASH RESCUE SERVICE IN EDMONTON IN 1981 BEFORE BEING TRANSFERRED TO KENYON FIELD (LETHBRIDGE AIRPORT) IN 1985. MR. HUTCHINSON-MACLEAN LEFT THE SERVICE IN 1989 HOLDING THE RANK OF FIRE RESCUE 3 (CAPTAIN). THE HAT IS IMPORTANT BECAUSE THE FIRE DEPARTMENT IS NO LONGER STATIONED AT THE AIRPORT.
Catalogue Number
P19990022001
Acquisition Date
1999-10
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
LETHBRIDGE POLICE
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1990
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
POLYESTER/COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19960112107
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
LETHBRIDGE POLICE
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1990
Materials
POLYESTER/COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Length
76
Width
48
Description
NAVY BLUE POLYESTER/COTTON CARGO SHIRT WITH 2 FRONT FLAP CHEST POCKETS AND A BRASS ZIPPER UP THE ENTIRE FRONT OPENING. ABOVE THE LEFT CHEST POCKET IS A PANEL WITH 2 EYELETS TO PIN A POLICE BADGE ON THE SHIRT. BACK IS PLAIN. LABEL AT THE BACK OF THE NECK IS MARKED "EMERY EDMONTON CANADA", "16". SLIGHTLY WORN.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
SAFETY SERVICES
History
WORN WITH THE CARGO PANTS P19960112106-GA. PART OF WORK UNIFORM USED BY K-9 UNIT OF LETHBRIDGE POLICE SERVICES. HISTORY OF K-9 UNIT: BEFORE 1979 THERE WAS NO CANINE UNIT IN THE LETHBRIDGE POLICE SERVICE BECAUSE DOGS WERE NOT YET RECOGNIZED AS THE IMPORTANT AND USEFUL TOOLS THAT THEY ARE TODAY. IN 1979, THIS CHANGED WHEN DAVE HASTIE TRAINED THE DOG Q-MAX IN CASCADE COUNTY, MONTANA. THIS COMMENCED THE TRAINING OF DOGS FOR SERVICE IN THE POLICE UNIT, AND WITHIN FOUR YEARS THERE WERE FOUR DOGS ON THE FORCE; QUANTO IN 1980, TRAINED BY JOHN RAFTE; SORKO IN 1981, TRAINED BY BILL KAYE; AND ZEUS IN 1983 TRAINED BY GERRY HERASEMLEK. THE CANINES THAT SERVE IN THE LETHBRIDGE POLICE SERVICE ARE TRAINED IN A NUMBER OF AREAS, INCLUDING TRACKING, SEARCHING FOR EVIDENCE, AGILITY, CRIMINAL APPREHENSION, AND OBEDIENCE. THE DOGS ALSO COMPETE IN CANINE COMPETITIONS THAT ARE HELD IN BOTH LETHBRIDGE AND MONTANA, WITH THE COMPETITORS COMING FROM ALL OVER CANADA AND THE UNITED STATES. TOGETHER THE DOGS AND OTHER OFFICERS COMPETE IN TRIALS SIMILAR TO THE DUTIES THEY PERFORM IN EVERYDAY SERVICE. THE LETHBRIDGE CANINE UNIT FREQUENTLY PLACES IN THE TOP RANKS AT THESE DOG TRIALS. IN 1986 THE LETHBRIDGE CANINES AND HANDLERS WERE THE CANADIAN NATIONAL CHAMPIONS. SINCE THEN, THE UNIT HAS EXPERIENCED CONTINUED SUCCESS. TRAINING OF THE DOGS USED IN POLICE SERVICE IS DONE LOCALLY ON THE TRAINING GROUNDS LOCATED SOUTH OF LETHBRIDGE. THE DOGS BEGIN THEIR TRAINING WHEN THEY ARE ONE YEAR OLD, AND THIER FIRST SESSION IS FOURTEEN WEEKS IN DURATION. DOGS IN POLICE SERVICE WORK EXCLUSIVELY WITH ONE OFFICER, WITH WHOM THEY ALSO LIVE. GERMAN SHEPHERDS ARE THE DOG OF CHOICE FOR THE LETHBRIDGE POLICE SERVICE AS THEY POSSESS THE BEST BALANCE OF TRAITS THAT ARE VALUED FOR THE JOB, INCLUDING INTELLIGENCE, BALANCE, AND AGILITY. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING SOME DONATED BY THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE POLICE SERVICES. FOR A BRIEF ACCOUNT OF THE LETHBRIDGE POLICE COLLECTION, SEE RECORD P19960112001. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE POLICE SERVICES AND TRANSCRIPTS OF INTERVIEWS AND CORRESPONDENCE WITH CURRENT AND FORMER LETHBRIDGE POLICE, SEE PERMANENT FILE P19960112000.
Catalogue Number
P19960112107
Acquisition Date
1996-12
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
POLICE DRESS JACKET
Date Range From
1991
Date Range To
1993
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOL, RAYON
Catalogue Number
P19960112116
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
POLICE DRESS JACKET
Date Range From
1991
Date Range To
1993
Materials
WOOL, RAYON
No. Pieces
1
Length
79.8
Width
44
Description
NAVY BLUE WOOL JACKET WITH FOUR POCKETS AT FRONT. FOUR CHROME BUTTONS AT FRONT CLOSURE; ALSO ONE ON EACH POCKET AND SHOULDER TAB. TRAPEZOID SHOULDER FLASH ON EACH SHOULDER; BLACK WITH YELLOW TRIM AND "LETHBRIDGE POLICE" EMBROIDERED AROUND CREST. RIGHT SHOULDER HAS SECOND FLASH BELOW, ALSO BLACK WITH YELLOW TRIM; READS "CHAPLAIN". INTERIOR OF RIGHT BREAST POCKET HAS TAG WITH "GORDON CAMPBELL LTD. VANCOUVER CANADA J. TAYLOR AUG/81 9135 G4502".
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
SAFETY SERVICES
History
FOLLOWING INFORMATION RESEARCHED AND COMPILED AS PART OF A POLICE CHAPLAINCY EXHIBIT IN 2008, CALLED BADGE MEETS BIBLE. AT THE TIME, FORMER CHAPLAINS RON BUTCHER AND VERN (TIM) HUNTLEY WERE SPOKEN TO IN ADDITION TO FORMER POLICE CHIEF TERRY WAUTERS. MUCH INFORMATION WAS SOURCED FROM HERALD ARTICLES, DATING TO THE 1970S. JACKET WORN BY SALVATION ARMY CAPTAIN LEN VIRTUE. VIRTUE SERVED AS THE FORCE’S CHAPLAIN FROM 1991 TO 1993 AND WAS THE FIRST CHAPLAIN TO BE ISSUED A UNIFORM. FORMER POLICE CHIEF TERRY WAUTERS OUTFITTED VIRTUE IN ORDER THAT THE HE AND FUTURE CHAPLAINS WOULD BE IDENTIFIED AS FORCE MEMBERS. THIS UNIFORM STYLE WAS REFERRED TO BY FORMER CHAPLAIN TIM HUNTLEY (1994 TO 1997) AS THE CHAPLAINS’ “EVERYDAY WORK UNIFORM” AND WAS WORN ON POLICE ‘RIDE-ALONGS’ AND AT EMERGENCY SITES – PLACES WHERE VISUAL IDENTIFICATION WAS IMPORTANT. THE CHAPLAINS WERE ADDITIONALLY ISSUED A FORMAL DRESS UNIFORM FOR WEAR AT CEREMONIAL EVENTS. FOR OVER TWO DECADES, THE LETHBRIDGE POLICE FORCE OPERATED A CHAPLAINCY PROGRAM SIMILAR TO THAT OFFERED IN ALBERTA’S CORRECTIONAL SYSTEM. CHAPLAINS APPOINTED TO THE FORCE WERE RECOGNIZED AS HONORARY MEMBERS AND EVENTUALLY WORE THE FORCE’S UNIFORM. ITS FIRST CHAPLAINS, CATHOLIC PRIEST FATHER FRANK MCCARTY AND SALVATION ARMY CAPTAIN RON BUTCHER, WERE CONCURRENTLY APPOINTED IN 1973. FATHER MCCARTY WAS THE LONGEST SERVING CHAPLAIN ON THE LETHBRIDGE CITY POLICE FORCE, RECEIVING A 10 YEAR LONG SERVICE MEDAL FROM THE POLICE IN 1983. DESCRIBED AS A “GRUFF, ROUGH OLD BOSTON IRISHMAN” WITH A HEART AS BIG AS THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS, THE CATHOLIC PRIEST PREFERRED HIS CHAPLAINCY ROLE WITH THE POLICE AND THE LETHBRIDGE CORRECTIONAL CENTRE OVER WORKING WITH A CHURCH CONGREGATION. HIS DEATH IN 1985 WAS THE RESULT OF A FALL SUFFERED WHILE PERFORMING HIS DAILY ROUNDS AT THE POLICE STATION AT AGE 76. SALVATION ARMY CAPTAIN RON BUTCHER WAS APPOINTED AS A POLICE CHAPLAIN IN 1973 AND SERVED UNTIL 1979. IN 2008 HE COMMENTED THAT HE “WALKED A FINE LINE AS CHAPLAIN” DUE TO THE NEED TO BE TRUSTED BY BOTH THE POLICE AND PERSONS UNDER ARREST. TO GAIN THE RESPECT OF THE POLICE, BUTCHER STATED THAT HE WENT SO FAR AS TO PARTICIPATE IN POLICE SELF DEFENSE TRAINING IN ORDER THAT THE FORCE’S OFFICERS WOULD COME TO KNOW AND RESPECT HIM AS A PERSON. BUTCHER’S ADVOCACY AND COUNSELING SERVICES WERE AVAILABLE TO BOTH POLICE MEMBERS AND ARRESTED ALIKE. POLICE CHAPLAINS WERE UNPAID, AVAILABLE ON REQUEST, 24 HOURS A DAY AND ACCOMPANIED OFFICERS – OFTEN DAILY – WHILE OUT ON PATROL. IN ADDITION TO ATTENDING TO THE SPIRITUAL AND PRACTICAL NEEDS OF PERSONS IN POLICE CELLS, THEY ENGAGED AND COMFORTED PERSONS IN CRISIS, WHETHER IT WAS SOMEONE WHO WANTED TO COMMIT SUICIDE, A VICTIM OF A CRIME OR A FAMILY GIVEN NEWS OF A LOVED ONE’S SUDDEN LOSS. IN 1995, CHAPLAIN TIM HUNTLEY COMMENTED, “I’M (HERE) FOR WHOMEVER THE POLICE FEEL SHOULD HAVE SOMEONE TO TALK WITH, BE IT THEMSELVES, THE VICTIMS OF A CRIME OR THE PEOPLE, OR FAMILIES, OF THOSE UNDER ARREST”. THE CHAPLAINCY PROGRAM WAS DISBANDED IN 1997. IT’S LONGEVITY AND SUCCESS WAS OWED TO THE MUTUAL RESPECT THAT EXISTED BETWEEN THE CHAPLAINS AND THE OFFICERS. THE CHAPLAINS APPRECIATED THE “COOPERATION AND UNDERSTANDING” SHOWN BY THE OFFICERS TOWARDS THEIR WORK – WORK WHICH, MANY FELT, CONTRIBUTED TO THE FORCE’S OVERALL ABILITY TO SERVE THE PUBLIC GOOD. THE DISBANDMENT OF THE CHAPLAINCY PROGRAM IN 1997 MAY HAVE BEEN, IN PART, DUE TO THE FOUNDING OF A VICTIMS’ SERVICES UNIT WITH THE POLICE IN 1991. AT THAT TIME, UNITS OF ITS KIND WERE BECOMING FAIRLY COMMON WITH POLICE SERVICES ACROSS THE COUNTRY. OVER A ONE-YEAR PERIOD IN 1994, THE UNIT’S VOLUNTEERS HANDLED 747 FILES WHICH INCLUDED THE PROVISION OF SUPPORT SERVICES FOR THE VICTIMS AND FAMILIES OF ASSAULT, MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENTS, BREAK-INS, ROBBERIES AND SUICIDE. TODAY’S VICTIM/WITNESS SERVICES PROGRAM PROVIDES, AMONG OTHER THINGS, AN EMPATHETIC EAR, PERSONAL VISITS TO HOMES AND HOSPITALS, REFERRALS, AND COURT PREPARATION INFORMATION. FOR OTHER CHAPLAINCY ITEMS, SEE P19960112012. RELATED PHOTOS CAN BE FOUND IN THE ARCHIVES HERALD COLLECTION PER ARTIFACT’S HARDCOPY FILE. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING SOME DONATED BY THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE POLICE SERVICES. FOR A BRIEF ACCOUNT OF THE LETHBRIDGE POLICE COLLECTION, SEE RECORD P19960112001. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE POLICE SERVICES AND TRANSCRIPTS OF INTERVIEWS AND CORRESPONDENCE WITH CURRENT AND FORMER LETHBRIDGE POLICE, SEE PERMANENT FILE P19960112000.
Catalogue Number
P19960112116
Acquisition Date
1996-12
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
POLICE WINTER JACKET
Date Range From
1995
Date Range To
2007
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
NYLON, POLYESTER, METAL
Catalogue Number
P20080008016
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
POLICE WINTER JACKET
Date Range From
1995
Date Range To
2007
Materials
NYLON, POLYESTER, METAL
No. Pieces
2
Length
89.0
Width
88.5
Description
NAVY ZIP UP WINTER COAT WITH ZIP OUT INNER LAYER - 2 PIECES. 1. INNER COAT - NAVY BLUE POLYESTER ZIP-UP COAT. COAT IS FILLED WITH INSULATING LAYER. BOTH SHOULDERS HAVE MATCHING PATCHES THAT DEPICT A CROWN OVER A SHIELD SURROUNDED BY LEAVES. TWO BANNERS STATE "LETHBRIDGE" AND "REGIONAL POLICE". UNDERNEATH THE BOTTOM BANNER IS A BEAVER. BELOW THAT IN COLD STITCHING IS "POLICE, LETHBRIDGE". A CANADIAN FLAG IS EMBROIDERED ON THE BOTTOM OF THE PATCH. THE WAIST IS ELASTICIZED WITH A VENT ZIPPER ON EITHER SIDE. JUST ABOVE WAIST IN FRONT OF COAT ARE TWO FLAP POCKETS WITH VELCRO CLOSURE. INSIDE TAG MARKED "TRIUM". 80.0 CM LONG BY 88.5 CM WIDE. 2. OUTER COAT. NAVY, ZIP-UP NYLON COAT. FRONT ZIPPER HAS AN OVERLAPPING SNAP CLOSURE. INSIDE ZIPPER FOR ZIP-IN LAYERS. TO VELCRO FLAPS ON FRONT, ONE MARKED "T. MCKENZIE" IN GOLD EMBROIDERY. TWO FLAP POCKETS WITH VELCRO CLOSURES ON BOTTOM FRONT OF JACKET. BOTH SHOULDERS HAVE MATCHING PATCHES THAT DEPICT A CROWN OVER A SHIELD SURROUNDED BY LEAVES. TWO BANNERS STATE "LETHBRIDGE" AND "REGIONAL POLICE". UNDERNEATH THE BOTTOM BANNER IS A BEAVER. BELOW THAT IN COLD STITCHING IS "POLICE, LETHBRIDGE". A CANADIAN FLAG IS EMBROIDERED ON THE BOTTOM OF THE PATCH. ELASTICIZED WAIST AND SLEEVES. ZIPPER ON BACK OF COLLAR OPENS TO REVEAL A HOOD. INSIDE TAG MARKED "TRIUM". 89.0 CM LONG BY 82.5 CM WIDE.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
SAFETY SERVICES
History
THIS JACKET WAS OWNED BY CHIEF OF POLICE (2006 TO PRESENT, 2011), TOM MCKENZIE OF THE LETHBRIDGE REGIONAL POLICE SERVICE (LRPS). ACCORDING TO INSPECTOR BILL KAYE, THIS TYPE OF COAT CAME INTO USE AROUND THE MID TO LATE 1990S. PRIOR TO THAT THEY WERE USING A NYLON PEA COAT. THIS TYPE OF COAT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE MORE VERSATILE SO IT COULD BE USED THROUGHOUT THE YEAR. THE LIGHTER LAYERS COULD BE WORN DURING THE SPRING WHILE THE LAYERS COULD BE COMBINED TO MAKE A WARM COAT IN THE WINTER. THEY ARE STILL USING A SIMILAR TYPE OF COAT BUT IT IS MADE BY A DIFFERENT COMPANY WITH NEWER MATERIALS. TOM MCKENZIE BEGAN WORKING WITH THE LRPS IN 1976 AND WORKED HIS WAY UP THROUGH THE RANKS TO BECOME CHIEF OF POLICE IN 2006. HE SAID, "STARTING OUT AS A CONSTABLE YOU'RE FOCUSED ON GETTING OUT ON THE STREET AND WORKING AND MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN THE COMMUNITY. AS YOU PROGRESS IN THAT YOU TAKE ON NEW CHALLENGES. THIS IS A TREMENDOUS OPPORTUNITY FOR ME TO TAKE ON ANOTHER CHALLENGE... TO GIVE BACK AGAIN TO A COMMUNITY AND TO A SERVICE THAT HAS TREATED ME VERY WELL THROUGHOUT MY WHOLE CAREER. " FOR MORE INFORMATION SEE PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P20080008016
Acquisition Date
2007-01
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
LETHBRIDGE POLICE
Date Range From
1979
Date Range To
1991
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
POLYESTER/COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19960112111
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
LETHBRIDGE POLICE
Date Range From
1979
Date Range To
1991
Materials
POLYESTER/COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Length
86.3
Width
52.1
Description
LIGHT BLUE SHORT SLEEVED DRESS SHIRT. FRONT BUTTON CLOSURE, WITH SEVEN CLEAR PLASTIC BUTTONS. SLEEVES HAVE UPTURNED CUFFS. TWO BREAST POCKETS. SEMI-CIRCULAR SHOULDER FLASH ON EACH SHOULDER; BLACK WITH "CITY OF LETHBRIDGE POLICE FORCE" EMBROIDERED IN WHITE. RECTANGULAR BADGE BELOW EACH, WITH "COURT ORDERLY" EMBROIDERED. TAG INSIDE COLLAR READS "ARMOR"; BLACK LETTERS AND NUMBERS STAMPED ABOVE ARE ILLEGIBLE.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
SAFETY SERVICES
History
THE FOLLOWING NARRATIVE WAS PRODUCED BY GALT TECH KEVIN MACLEAN AS THE RESULT OF THE DEVELOPMENT OF AN EXHIBIT ON THE POLICE AUXILIARY IN 2009. SOURCES CONSULTED INCLUDED SEVERAL INTERVIEWS WITH SERVING AND RETIRED MEMBERS OF THE LETHBRIDGE REGIONAL POLICE SERVICE, A RETIRED MEMBER OF THE CIVIL DEFENCE POLICE, THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD AND THE CITY MANAGER’S RECORDS IN THE GALT ARCHIVES. FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE REFERENCE THE ARTIFACT’S PERMANENT FILE AND RELEVANT ARTIFACT P19960112110. ALSO SEE E. KREEFT INTERVIEW IN FILE 20090009001/2. FOR OVER HALF A CENTURY AN “AUXILIARY” EXISTED WITHIN THE LETHBRIDGE REGIONAL POLICE SERVICE. WHAT DEFINED “AUXILIARY”, HOWEVER, IS ANOTHER MATTER. THE “AUXILIARY” INCLUDED SUPPORT POSITIONS FROM MATRONS TO THE JANITOR AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN - CONTRACTED WARDENS, THE CITY POUND KEEPER, SCHOOL CROSSING GUARDS (1966) AND “CHALK MARKERS” WHO ENFORCED PARKING REGULATIONS. FOR A TIME IN 1955 THE MARKERS WERE POLICE SPECIAL CONSTABLES, BUT ULTIMATELY THAT JOB WAS CONTRACTED TO THE COMMISSIONAIRES IN 1959. INCLUDED AMONG THIS VARIETY OF JOBS WERE THE “AUXILIARY POLICE”. AT TIMES FROM THE 1950S UNTIL TODAY, SWORN, TRAINED AUXILIARY MEMBERS PROVIDED BOOTS-ON-THE-GROUND SUPPORT TO CONSTABLES ON PATROL. PAID AND UNPAID, THE AUXILIARY POLICE WERE OCCASIONALLY JUSTIFIED AS A NECESSARY RESERVE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY. AT ITS ROOT, HOWEVER, THE AUXILIARY WAS A RECRUITING TOOL, ALLOWING THE POLICE TO SELECT FUTURE CONSTABLES FROM A POOL OF CITIZENS WHO ALREADY KNEW THE INS AND OUTS POLICE WORK. IN 1958, THE POLICE INITIATED A PROGRAM WHICH INVITED YOUNG MEN TO SERVE WITH THE CITY POLICE AS CADET CONSTABLES. THE CADETS NEEDED TO HAVE COMPLETED TWO YEARS OF HIGH SCHOOL, WERE PAID, UNARMED AND DID NOT HAVE FULL POWERS OF ARREST. CHIEF CONSTABLE CARPENTER ADVOCATED FOR THE USE OF CADETS, SAYING, “THEY RELIEVED REGULAR OFFICERS FOR MORE SERIOUS ASPECTS OF POLICE WORK.” THE PROGRAM, HOWEVER, WAS ABOLISHED WITHIN MONTHS DUE TO A GRIEVANCE BY THE POLICE ASSOCIATION. IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE PROGRAM’S DEMISE, THREE OF THE CADETS, INCLUDING ALEXANDER PARK AND WILLIAM ALBERTSON, WERE HIRED AS PROBATIONARY CONSTABLES. THE FORCE REINSTATED ITS CONTROVERSIAL AUXILIARY-STYLE PROGRAM IN 1962. RETIRED INSPECTOR BILL PLOMP, WHO VOLUNTEERED IN 1962, RECALLED OF THE “EXPERIMENTAL” PROGRAM IN 2009, “IF WE DIDN’T FOLLOW THIS PROCESS THEN WE WOULDN’T BE CONSIDERED FOR HIRING.” IN ADDITION TO ATTENDING WEEKLY CLASSES, HE WALKED THE 8 - 12 P.M. BEAT WITH A “MENTOR” FORCE MEMBER. IN 1964, THE CITY ANNOUNCED ITS PLAN TO RECRUIT A 25-MEMBER VOLUNTEER AUXILIARY FORCE, COINCIDING WITH THE DEMISE OF THE CIVIL DEFENSE POLICE. OPERATING UNDER THE CONTROL OF POLICE CHIEF CARPENTER, IT WAS, ACCORDING TO THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD, TO TAKE PART IN REGULAR PATROLS AND TO ENHANCE PROTECTION IN TIMES OF A CIVIL EMERGENCY. RETIRED CONSTABLE LEON BRUNEAU SAW THE HERALD ARTICLE AND VOLUNTEERED - “THOSE WERE THE DAYS WHERE EXCITEMENT WAS A BIG THING FOR ME” HE SAID IN 2009. AS FOR THE AUXILIARY AFTER 1964, HE STATED, “I THINK THAT WAS THE END OF IT … THE WHOLE THING JUST DRIED UP.” BEGINNING 1979, THE FORCE ACCESSED SUMMER EMPLOYMENT GRANTS TO HIRE LETHBRIDGE COMMUNITY COLLEGE CRIMINAL JUSTICE STUDENTS TO ASSIST WITH COURT DETAIL AND IDENTIFICATION SECTION WORK. IN 2009, INSPECTOR COLIN CATONIO, A COURT ORDERLY SERVING IN 1979, SAID, “[COURT DETAIL] WOULD NEED SOME SUPPORT, SO RATHER THAN PULL A CONSTABLE FROM THE STREET THEY FELT THE ROLE COULD BE FILLED BY A STUDENT.” THE PROGRAM WAS OF BENEFIT TO BOTH THE FORCE AND THE STUDENTS. RETIRED CONSTABLE ERNIE KREEFT REMARKED IN 2009 ABOUT THE STUDENTS, “[THE FORCE] GOT A GOOD INSIGHT INTO THE TYPE OF PERSON THEY WERE AND IF THEY WOULD BE A SUITABLE CANDIDATE.” ADDED CATONIO, “[REGULAR MEMBERS] THAT HAVE THE INCLINATION TO BE GOOD TEACHERS AND ROLE MODELS REALLY APPRECIATED HAVING SOMEONE WITH THEM [WHO] THEY COULD SHOW SOME STUFF AND HELP ALONG WITH THEIR CAREERS.” BY 2008, THE LETHBRIDGE REGIONAL POLICE SERVICE CONTINUED TO UTILIZE PAID STUDENTS WITH A DIFFERENCE - THEY NO LONGER WORE A UNIFORM. BASED ON PUBLISHED LETHBRIDGE HERALD PHOTOGRAPHS, THE UNIFORM'S HALF-MOON FLASH WAS INSTITUTED IN 1961 AND DISCONTINUED IN 1991. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING SOME DONATED BY THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE POLICE SERVICES. FOR A BRIEF ACCOUNT OF THE LETHBRIDGE POLICE COLLECTION, SEE RECORD P19960112001. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE POLICE SERVICES AND TRANSCRIPTS OF INTERVIEWS AND CORRESPONDENCE WITH CURRENT AND FORMER LETHBRIDGE POLICE, SEE PERMANENT FILE P19960112000.
Catalogue Number
P19960112111
Acquisition Date
1996-12
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
LETHBRIDGE POLICE
Date Range From
1991
Date Range To
1996
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
POLYESTER/COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19960112110
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
LETHBRIDGE POLICE
Date Range From
1991
Date Range To
1996
Materials
POLYESTER/COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Length
86.8
Width
49.8
Description
LIGHT BLUE SHORT SLEEVED DRESS SHIRT. FRONT SNAP BUTTON CLOSURE, WITH IMITATION MOTHER-OF-PEARL SNAP FRONTS. SLEEVES HAVE UPTURNED CUFFS. TWO BREAST POCKETS. TRAPEZOID SHOULDER FLASHES; BLACK WITH WHITE EMBROIDERED BORDER AND COLOR POLICE CREST IN CENTRE. "LETHBRIDGE POLICE" IN WHITE. BELOW SHOULDER CRESTS ARE BADGES (ONE ON EACH SHOULDER) WITH "AUXILIARY" IN WHITE. TAG INSIDE COLLAR WITH "RAPIER"; STAMPED IN BLACK ABOVE IS "16 1/2 800ES TALLS 4557".
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
SAFETY SERVICES
History
FROM LETHBRIDGE POLICE COLLECTION; FOR MORE HISTORY SEE THIS ARTIFACT'S PERMANENT FILE AND P19960112001-GA. THE FOLLOWING NARRATIVE WAS PRODUCED BY GALT TECH KEVIN MACLEAN AS THE RESULT OF THE DEVELOPMENT OF AN EXHIBIT ON THE POLICE AUXILIARY IN 2009. SOURCES CONSULTED INCLUDED SEVERAL INTERVIEWS WITH SERVING AND RETIRED MEMBERS OF THE LETHBRIDGE REGIONAL POLICE SERVICE, A RETIRED MEMBER OF THE CIVIL DEFENCE POLICE, THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD AND THE CITY MANAGER’S RECORDS IN THE GALT ARCHIVES. FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE REFERENCE THE ARTIFACT’S PERMANENT FILE AND RELEVANT ARTIFACT P19960112111. ALSO SEE E. KREEFT INTERVIEW IN FILE 20090009001/2. FOR OVER HALF A CENTURY AN “AUXILIARY” EXISTED WITHIN THE LETHBRIDGE REGIONAL POLICE SERVICE. WHAT DEFINED “AUXILIARY”, HOWEVER, IS ANOTHER MATTER. THE “AUXILIARY” INCLUDED SUPPORT POSITIONS FROM MATRONS TO THE JANITOR AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN - CONTRACTED WARDENS, THE CITY POUND KEEPER, SCHOOL CROSSING GUARDS (1966) AND “CHALK MARKERS” WHO ENFORCED PARKING REGULATIONS. FOR A TIME IN 1955 THE MARKERS WERE POLICE SPECIAL CONSTABLES, BUT ULTIMATELY THAT JOB WAS CONTRACTED TO THE COMMISSIONAIRES IN 1959. INCLUDED AMONG THIS VARIETY OF JOBS WERE THE “AUXILIARY POLICE”. AT TIMES FROM THE 1950S UNTIL TODAY, SWORN, TRAINED AUXILIARY MEMBERS PROVIDED BOOTS-ON-THE-GROUND SUPPORT TO CONSTABLES ON PATROL. PAID AND UNPAID, THE AUXILIARY POLICE WERE OCCASIONALLY JUSTIFIED AS A NECESSARY RESERVE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY. AT ITS ROOT, HOWEVER, THE AUXILIARY WAS A RECRUITING TOOL, ALLOWING THE POLICE TO SELECT FUTURE CONSTABLES FROM A POOL OF CITIZENS WHO ALREADY KNEW THE INS AND OUTS POLICE WORK. IN 1958, THE POLICE INITIATED A PROGRAM WHICH INVITED YOUNG MEN TO SERVE WITH THE CITY POLICE AS CADET CONSTABLES. THE CADETS NEEDED TO HAVE COMPLETED TWO YEARS OF HIGH SCHOOL, WERE PAID, UNARMED AND DID NOT HAVE FULL POWERS OF ARREST. CHIEF CONSTABLE CARPENTER ADVOCATED FOR THE USE OF CADETS, SAYING, “THEY RELIEVED REGULAR OFFICERS FOR MORE SERIOUS ASPECTS OF POLICE WORK.” THE PROGRAM, HOWEVER, WAS ABOLISHED WITHIN MONTHS DUE TO A GRIEVANCE BY THE POLICE ASSOCIATION. IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE PROGRAM’S DEMISE, THREE OF THE CADETS, INCLUDING ALEXANDER PARK AND WILLIAM ALBERTSON, WERE HIRED AS PROBATIONARY CONSTABLES. THE FORCE REINSTATED ITS CONTROVERSIAL AUXILIARY-STYLE PROGRAM IN 1962. RETIRED INSPECTOR BILL PLOMP, WHO VOLUNTEERED IN 1962, RECALLED OF THE “EXPERIMENTAL” PROGRAM IN 2009, “IF WE DIDN’T FOLLOW THIS PROCESS THEN WE WOULDN’T BE CONSIDERED FOR HIRING.” IN ADDITION TO ATTENDING WEEKLY CLASSES, HE WALKED THE 8 - 12 P.M. BEAT WITH A “MENTOR” FORCE MEMBER. IN 1964, THE CITY ANNOUNCED ITS PLAN TO RECRUIT A 25-MEMBER VOLUNTEER AUXILIARY FORCE, COINCIDING WITH THE DEMISE OF THE CIVIL DEFENSE POLICE. OPERATING UNDER THE CONTROL OF POLICE CHIEF CARPENTER, IT WAS, ACCORDING TO THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD, TO TAKE PART IN REGULAR PATROLS AND TO ENHANCE PROTECTION IN TIMES OF A CIVIL EMERGENCY. RETIRED CONSTABLE LEON BRUNEAU SAW THE HERALD ARTICLE AND VOLUNTEERED - “THOSE WERE THE DAYS WHERE EXCITEMENT WAS A BIG THING FOR ME” HE SAID IN 2009. AS FOR THE AUXILIARY AFTER 1964, HE STATED, “I THINK THAT WAS THE END OF IT … THE WHOLE THING JUST DRIED UP.” BEGINNING 1979, THE FORCE ACCESSED SUMMER EMPLOYMENT GRANTS TO HIRE LETHBRIDGE COMMUNITY COLLEGE CRIMINAL JUSTICE STUDENTS TO ASSIST WITH COURT DETAIL AND IDENTIFICATION SECTION WORK. IN 2009, INSPECTOR COLIN CATONIO, A COURT ORDERLY SERVING IN 1979, SAID, “[COURT DETAIL] WOULD NEED SOME SUPPORT, SO RATHER THAN PULL A CONSTABLE FROM THE STREET THEY FELT THE ROLE COULD BE FILLED BY A STUDENT.” THE PROGRAM WAS OF BENEFIT TO BOTH THE FORCE AND THE STUDENTS. RETIRED CONSTABLE ERNIE KREEFT REMARKED IN 2009 ABOUT THE STUDENTS, “[THE FORCE] GOT A GOOD INSIGHT INTO THE TYPE OF PERSON THEY WERE AND IF THEY WOULD BE A SUITABLE CANDIDATE.” ADDED CATONIO, “[REGULAR MEMBERS] THAT HAVE THE INCLINATION TO BE GOOD TEACHERS AND ROLE MODELS REALLY APPRECIATED HAVING SOMEONE WITH THEM [WHO] THEY COULD SHOW SOME STUFF AND HELP ALONG WITH THEIR CAREERS.” BY 2008, THE LETHBRIDGE REGIONAL POLICE SERVICE CONTINUED TO UTILIZE PAID STUDENTS WITH A DIFFERENCE - THEY NO LONGER WORE A UNIFORM. BASED ON PUBLISHED LETHBRIDGE HERALD PHOTOGRAPHS, THIS UNIFORM'S TRAPAZOID SHOULDER FLASH WAS INTRODUCED IN 1991 AND, ADDITIONALLY FROM THE HERALD; THE LIGHT BLUE SHIRT WAS RETIRED AND REPLACED ON FEBRUARY 22, 1996. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING SOME DONATED BY THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE POLICE SERVICES. FOR A BRIEF ACCOUNT OF THE LETHBRIDGE POLICE COLLECTION, SEE RECORD P19960112001. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE POLICE SERVICES AND TRANSCRIPTS OF INTERVIEWS AND CORRESPONDENCE WITH CURRENT AND FORMER LETHBRIDGE POLICE, SEE PERMANENT FILE P19960112000.
Catalogue Number
P19960112110
Acquisition Date
1996-12
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