Search for a fallen Law Enforcement Hero.
There were many witty entries, but Museum staff voted Rob’s caption our favorite. We can’t resist sharing a few of the other great submissions that made choosing one winner tough:
Okay Ma'am, take your time. So, which one of these guys looks like the man that came down your chimney
and burgled your house? - Robert K.
Diversity has never been a topic of inquiry at the Garden City Police Department. - Andy G.
Garden City's finest thinks out of the box when considering options
for detective undercover apparel. - Tom S.
December 26, 1971 - Saint Nicholas is extradited to Earth from Planet of the Apes
after fleeing a drunk sleighing accident. - Chris W.
Now here’s what we really know about this photo. In 1974, the Police Benevolent Association (PBA) and the Garden City Police Department hosted a holiday party for orphaned children at St. Christopher’s Home in Sea Cliff, New York. An eclectic bunch showed up for the charity event. Pictured from left to right: Ron Klimkowski, former pitcher for the New York Yankees; PBA President James Bosco; Santa Claus; two actors in "Planet of the Apes" costumes; Joe DeFalco, celebrity/expert hunter from the cable TV show, The Outdoorsman; and Garden City Police Officer William Fitzpatrick. PBA President Bosco was in charge of the festivities, while clothing and candy were distributed by Santa.