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Edward H. Ruloff - Murderer
From the autobiographical notes of Captain Charles Albertson regarding the time he served in the New York City Police Department and other adventures. EDWARD H. RULOFF - MURDERER When a lad, I left home to visit several friends in Broome County, N.Y ... Read more
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The Hetty G. King Case
From the autobiographical notes of Captain Charles Albertson regarding the time he served in the New York City Police Department. In the fall of 1895 while acting Captain in the Mercer Street station, John H. Keef a lawyer from Rochester came to the s ... Read more
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Mills & Gibb
From the autobiographical notes of Captain Charles Albertson regarding the time he served in the New York City Police Department. MILLS & GIBB When on patrol in the McDougal Street precinct as Captain, one forenoon I stopped into the pawn office of ... Read more
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Chief Rabbi Joseph's Funeral and Riot
From the autobiographical notes of Captain Charles Albertson regarding the time he served in the New York City Police Department. In the early summer of 1902 [July 30, 1902], I was in command of the Delancy Street precinct. A Jewish Rabbi known as Chi ... Read more
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The General Slocum Disaster
From the autobiographical notes of Captain Charles Albertson regarding the time he served in the New York City Police Department. THE GENERAL SLOCUM DISASTERAbout 1870, the steam excursion boats Grand Republic and General Slocum were built to run ... Read more
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James G. Blaine's Body Guard
From the autobiographical notes of Captain Charles Albertson regarding the time he served in the New York City Police Department 8th Precinct. JAMES G. BLAINE'S BODY GUARD Late in October [1884] the year Mr. Blaine was candidate for the Presidency, ... Read more
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The Ulmore Case
From the autobiographical notes of Captain Charles Albertson regarding the time he served in the New York City Police Department 8th Precinct. THE ULMORE CASE About 5 A.M. one morning in the summer of 1884 when on post at the north west corner of 1 ... Read more
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The Notorious Mollie Hash
From the autobiographical notes of Captain Charles Albertson regarding the time he served in the New York City Police Department 8th Precinct. THE NOTORIOUS MOLLIE HASH At the time of my appointment there were about ten or fifteen notorious women c ... Read more
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The Robinson Case
From the autobiographical notes of Captain Charles Albertson regarding the time he served in the New York City Police Department 8th Precinct. The Robinson Case One evening in the winter of 1880, a young woman came to me at Houston and Sullivan str ... Read more
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Informant Deafy Price
From the autobiographical notes of Captain Charles Albertson regarding the time he served in the New York City Police Department 8th Precinct. Informant Deafy Price When I was first appointed there was a dance hall of questionable reputation on the ... Read more
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The Pilfered Watch of Mr. Von Geritchen
From the autobiographical notes of Captain Charles Albertson regarding the time he served in the New York City Police Department 8th Precinct. A CLEVER PICK POCKET During the Presidential Campaign in the fall of 1880 a Mrs. Von Geritchen who kept ... Read more
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Crosby Street Burglary
From the autobiographical notes of Captain Charles Albertson regarding the time he served in the New York City Police Department 8th Precinct. The Crosby Street Burglary During the summer of 1879, while on duty on the west side of Broadway from Cana ... Read more