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The Jackie Robinson of the PAPD: Dr. Cyril O. Byron, Sr.

By Mercedes Guzman, Media Relations, Police Blogger In 1948, the year after Jackie Robinson famously broke the color barrier as the first African American to play Major League Baseball, Dr. Cyril O. Byron, Sr. blazed his own trail by joining … Continue reading

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The First Port Authority Police: A Few Husky Men!

On June 1, 1928, 40 young men signed up to become the original Port Authority Police Force.  They were the first officers of a force that would later become the largest transportation-related force in the United States. Screened from some … Continue reading

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