Law Enforcement Officer Items (2 total)

Maj. R.H. Sylvester
Sylvester was the Chief of Police in Washington, DC, during the Woman Suffrage Parade of 1913. The women were harassed by a large crowd of mostly male onlookers. Instead of protecting the marchers, the police failed to intervene and at times joined…

Glassford was Superintendent of Police of Washington, DC, in 1932 when World War I veterans, who would come to be known as the Bonus Marchers, descended on the city. They sought immediate payment of service certificates which were not due to be paid…
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