History of Law Enforcement

Timeline created by allysonconner
In History
  • The City of Boston

    The city of Boston establishes the first system in Law Enforcement called the “night watchers” they were part time without pay.
  • City of Boston

    The City of Boston hirest the first full-time, paid law enforcement officers.
  • Sheriff

    Sheriff Cornelius Hogeboom of Hudson, New York, was shot as he attempted to serve a writ of ejectment becoming the first known law enforcement officer to be killed in the line of duty.
  • Rangers

    Rangers
    Texas creates what was later to become the Texas Rangers, the oldest statewide law enforcement agency
  • The City of Boston

    The City of Boston
    The City of Boston becomes the first police department to issue pistols to their officers.
  • Chicago

    Chicago
    Eight Chicago, Illinois Police Officers were mortally wounded during a labor dispute that became known as the Haymarket Riot.
  • Police

    The first national police group is formed, the national chiefs of Police Union, which would later become the International Association of Chiefs of Police.
  • 100 police officers

    The last year in the United States history in which fewer than 100 police officers were killed in the line of duty. Ninety-eight officers made the ultimate sacrifice.
  • J.D. Tippit

    J.D. Tippit
    Dallas police officer J.D. Tippit is shot and killed by Lee Harvey Oswald after he assassinated President John F. Kennedy.
  • Ronald Reagan

    President Ronald Reagan signs Public Law 98-534, authorizing the Law Enforcement Officers Fund to establish a Memorial in Washington, D.C. to honor law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty.
  • The National Law Enforcement

    The National Law Enforcement
    The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial is dedicated in Washington, D.C.
  • Four Special Agents

    Four Special Agents of the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms were killed attempting to execute a search warrant at the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas.
  • Timothy McVeigh

    Timothy McVeigh
    Timothy McVeigh explodes a truck bomb that destroys the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City. The blast kills 168 people, including eight Federal law enforcement officers.
  • Nine Eleven

    Nine Eleven
    The deadliest day in law enforcement history occurred when 72 officers were killed while responding to the terrorist attacks on America
  • Department of Homeland Security

    The Department of Homeland Security is formed to lead the unified national effort to secure America.