Tuesday, September 26, 2006


On the right is my father as a Patrolman for the Marietta Police Force. The man on the left is his brother Stanley who was a detective for the same outfit.

Not long after this picture was snapped Daddy became Chief of Marietta Police and Stanley changed over to the City of Marietta Electrical Department.

And about four years later Stanley went to work for Lockheed and Daddy also went to work for Lockheed as a guard, then, about a year later, he became Chief of the Cobb County Police.

When Daddy was chief the county police had 34 officers. Now, they have a much bigger organization.

I did not know it until recently, but about the same time they posed for that picture their brother Doug was posing with the Marietta Fire Department Firemen. He is in a group picture that was taken in 1946 and was listed on the payroll for the fire department for that year. Afterwards, Doug went to work for Lockheed too.



Blogger Suzanne said...

I wonder what your dad would think of your neighbor Bob.

9:15 AM  
Blogger ET said...

That would be interesting. Daddy was more gentle than fierce, so he would probably try to work something out in the way of helping Bob and see if he could get some organization help them until Bob could get on his feet without resorting to crime. Think of Andy Griffin.
My mother on the other hand would station herself visibly in the front yard and holler over to them every time she saw them doing something underhandedly, and would always be calling the law on them - she was always ready for a good fight.

9:41 AM  

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