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Eddie Wiens, first uniformed policeman of Hesston
Collection: Police

Title

Eddie Wiens, first uniformed policeman of Hesston

Subject

police

Description

Eddie Wiens, first uniformed policeman of Hesston, Ks. He was employed by Burnes Detective Agency. -- back of photograph.

"Hesston Corporation growth made employment of secuirty police necessary. Burns detective agency supplied that service. City growth made a full-time city policeman and radio dispatcher desireable. Hesston Corporation allowed use of its radio facilities and the city contracted with the Burns agency for a policeman. Eddie Wiens took reponsibility for city security. Wiens lived in Inman and the city council wanted a retired policeman. The city hired Alva "Al" Pitts from Valley Center as "Chief of Police" with Wiens as officer" (Bandy, 74).

Creator

unknown

Source

Murray Bandy Hesston Centennial 1886-1896, Hesston Public Library

Publisher

Hesston Public Library

Contributor

Bandy, Murray

Relation

Bandy, Murray C., "Hesston Centennial 1886-1896", pg. 134.

Format

image/jpeg

Language

English

Identifier

mb_cs_p_002

Coverage

1960s

1970s

Hesston (Kan.)

Kansas


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Citation
unknown, “Eddie Wiens, first uniformed policeman of Hesston,” Hesston Public Library, accessed September 26, 2017, http://hesston.digitalsckls.info/item/1355.
Original Format

Photograph

Physical Dimensions

3.5 in. x 3.5 in.