The Yard: Crime Blog

If you are interested in some of the best crime fiction and true crime stories, check out… “The Yard: Crime Blog” “Find Crime Fiction, and True Crime, from the best writers. Submit your own.” Some crime, some horror – all things dark. With the submission on the site, you can read to your heart’s content!Continue reading “The Yard: Crime Blog”

Newest Book Launch!

Old Police Stories, LLC announces “I’m A Dead Man” New Book by Mike Simmons available now PENSACOLA, Fla. _ Delving into a decades-old mystery involving the Pensacola Police Department, the John F. Kennedy assassination and conspiracy drew retired Pensacola Police Sgt. Mike Simmons to the story of Hank Killam like a moth to light. Simmons’Continue reading “Newest Book Launch!”

Thank you!

A heartfelt thanks to everyone who came out for the “Pensacola’s Finest” book signing. We all had a great time! There were many reunions, old war stories (some were probably true), and good memories shared! Thanks also to Captain Steve Davis and the Pensacola Police Department for allowing us to interrupt their quiet Sunday afternoon,Continue reading “Thank you!”

Book Signing

Don’t forget… On Sunday afternoon, February 21, 2021 at 2pm, Old Police Stories will launch “PENSACOLA’S FINEST, The story of the Pensacola Police Department” at Pensacola Police Headquarters, 711 N. Hayne Street in downtown Pensacola. Pensacola has one of the most historic and distinguished police departments in the country. Ted Bundy, The Black Widow, JohnContinue reading “Book Signing”

“Happy” Shuttleworth

February 9, 1894 – Milton Hershey established the Hershey Chocolate Company in Lancaster, PA. He probably never knew what a change in American culture his company would bring. In Pensacola, Raymond F. Shuttleworth was born. The town probably never knew the impact he would have. Raymond grew up in Pensacola, attending local schools and becomingContinue reading ““Happy” Shuttleworth”

Police Inspections

When Crosby Hall was chief of police (1947-1962), He made a habit of holding inspections on a regular basis. Often the inspections were media events in which newspapers and television outlets were notified. Members of the military as well as local government officials were invited to participate.

“Pensacola’s Finest”

Book Launch

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                  January 16, 2021 On Sunday, February 21, 2021 at the Pensacola Police Headquarters, 711 N. Hayne Street, Pensacola, Florida at 2:00 pm. Old Police Stories is proud to announce the launching of “PENSACOLA’S FINEST, The story of the Pensacola Police Department.” Pensacola has one of the most historic and distinguished police departmentsContinue reading “Book Launch”


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Professionals at Work: Officers Robert Godwin and Buddy Peake posing for a photo in 1948. Both men are in dress uniform. The uniform consisted of collar brass depicted “PD” on the right collar and the officer’s badge number on the left collar. Both men wear the popular cross-draw holsters. Officer Godwin wears regulation police shoes and Office Peake wears authentic jodhpur riding pants. The jackets and pants were made of wool, which held up well and looked good, but were very hot.

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