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Friday, March 13, 2020

THE LAPD MUSEUM

THE LAPD MUSEUM
While touring the LAPD Museum yesterday. I came across a display with the above 20 gauge shotgun pistol officially carried (in that long ass holster) by LAPD's elite Robbery Homicide detectives in the 1950s. 

It is not a sawed-off or modified shotgun, it was actually manufactured as a pistol and legally retains that designation. I am now convinced more than ever that I was born in the wrong era.

The other two photos are of the museum's new Adam 12 and Dragnet displays...There were also a number of interesting real life collections such as the SLA shootout, the Onion Field assassination (still sobering after all these years), the North Hollywood bank robbery shootout where over 1,500 rounds were fired over a 45 minute period, and more...It's a small museum housed in the old Northeast Division police station built in 1925, but it's definitely worth visiting if you get the chance...

1 comment:

  1. I wish I could go. Dragnet and Adam-12 are two of my favorite shows.

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