The beginnings of the Fort Worth Police Historical Association were realized when a group of Fort Worth Police Officers saw a need to preserve our police departments history. The Fort Worth Police Department was growing so fast that as buildings were bought and sold by our city. Some well meaning employees did not know where to put the historical photos, documents and equipment that could describe the departments history for future generations.
In 2005 the Fort Worth Police Historical Committee was formed. The Officers involved were Officer Tom Wiederhold, Retired Sgt. Dale Hinz, Corporal Jim Houck and Sgt. Kevin Foster.
The Fort Worth Police Historical Association supports itself through donations and gift sales. You can find that special gift for your favorite police officer or find that special police collectible for yourself. Take a look at our gift store. All profits go to support the preservation of the history of the FWPD!
Jim Courtright Dies - February 9th, 1887 Jim Courtright's weapon fails to act at the critical time. This is a story of famous gunfight at the White Elephant Saloon between Jim Courtright and Luke Short.
Air 1-Photos of the first helicopter acquired by Fort Worth P.D. in the late 60's
Life of a Detective-Photos from 1970's
Charles W. Lightfoot ID #462- The career story of Officer/ Detective from the 1960's. Assigned to burglary-theft.
Ringtail Tooter of thunder road and much much more.
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