Posted: October 3, 2012 at 4:58 a.m.
100 YEARS AGO Oct. 3, 1912 On the request of the negro businessmen and taxpayers in the West Ninth street district, Paul Chaney, a negro, has been appointed as patrolman and assigned to night duty on West Ninth, between Spring and Cross streets. Mayor Taylor says the district has grown so much of late that in line with his policy to extend the police system as much as possible, he decided to put a patrolman in this district. Chaney is the first negro to receive an appointment on the police force under the present city administration.
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Arkansas, Pages 17 on 10/03/2012