When this site was originally started by Retired Officer William "Bill" Hackley he had 90 pages, those pages fell under the categories found in the top menu. They included - Home - Districts - Heroes - Our Police - Units - History and Insight the Insight tab included thing like Final Roll Call, Retirements, About the Author, and things he had no place else, or that he felt uncomfortable putting elsewhere, his pride wouldn't let him put his own name anywhere that seemed as if he was promoting himself, or bragging about his own career. This site held 90 pages when it was given to Ken, with the help of readers, and other historians, the site is close to 1200 pages and growing.
When this site was originally started by Retired Officer William "Bill" Hackley he had 90 pages, those pages fell under the categories found in the top menu. They included - Home - Districts - Heroes - Our Police - Units - History and Insight the Insight tab included thing like Final Roll Call, Retirements, About the Author, and things he had no place else, or that he felt uncomfortable putting elsewhere, his pride wouldn't let him put his own name anywhere that seemed as if he was promoting himself, or bragging about his own career. After all the site had a mission statement for remembering our fallen, our injured, and preserving our history. When he passed away he left his site to Retired detective Ken Driscoll, and Ken understood the difficulty in putting information about himself. He didn't want to come across as bragging so he had me, (his wife Patricia) make his page. I had my choice of what went in, and since I had been keeping a scrap book since Ken joined the department, it wasn't difficult to build a timeline and added pics. So anyone wanting to add info, please compile a timeline, and some pictures newspaper clippings, I'd cards, check stubs, anything at all BPD related, Ken redacts info from ID cards and or check stubs before posting, with Photoshop he can lock certain info in a way that it won't appear missing. To make it easier if we do make a dedication page for them. I also added Bobby Brown to the Insight page, and some of Ken's favorite and least favorite past leaders;, leaders that played major roles in developing some of the procedures we still use today. So if you think there is something missing on the Insight drop down, or anywhere on the site for that mater, please send us an email so we can do the research and add that info.
Also to family members of police and retired or active police, we are not affiliated with the department, for that reason don't be angry with them for things that are, or are not on the site. Likewise don't be angry with us, often we receive messages from angry family members chastising us for not having their family on the site. The site does not have a list of names that we go through and say we like this guy or gal so we'll include them, but we never did like that hump so they will not be on our site. Truth be told most of the names you see on this site came because former partners and family members wrote us and sent pictures, equipment, etc. showing their former partner, family member or they themselves were a member of the Baltimore Police force. I wish we had a list of all police that ever on the force, I would add every name and include any and all info I have. but we can't include it if we don't have it.
We hope you will enjoy the site and if you have info, equipment or anything that will help us preserve our Baltimore history, please feel free to contact us. we are also always looking for donations to help with costs generated by running the site. everything from stamps to have things mailed to us and to mail things out, to domain names, server space, software, etc. the list goes on and on when it comes to costs.
Please contact Det. Ret. Kenny Driscoll if you have any pictures of you or your family members and wish them remembered here on this tribute site to Honor the fine men and women who have served with Honor and Distinction at the Baltimore Police Department.
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