Wordless Wednesday . . . or as wordless as I can be.
" "Chicago detectives William Murphy, left, and Owen D. Kennelly practiced springing from a moving squad car with riot and machine guns in July 1939. They were preparing for the Police and Fire Thrill Show at Soldiers' Field. Tribune archive photo published July 10, 1939.. Vintage Chicago Police"
Several of my ancestors were Chicago Policemen, in fact, both of my grandfather's brothers were detectives, but Owen was definitely the more flamboyant of the two. I found this photo while doing a random Google search, but what a great photo AND my uncle got the better pose! I will bet this is not the only police photo of him. If you know of a resource for police photos, please share it since I know there must be more.
Note: Owen is the uncle I wrote about here and here,