The following is a list of the black police officers who served at the Precinct, or earlier. Beginning in 1960, the black officers began attending the standard MPD Academy. We included these officers as they were assigned to the Precinct and stood roll calls there until 1963. No complete records listing the names of the officers assigned to the precinct has been located. The below list has been compiled from the memory of the officers. We also honor the ones not listed.
James Albury, Cleophus Allgood, Cicero Anderson, Willie Blount, James Bowe, M.C. Bowles, Robert Boyd, Amos Brooks, Hernando Brown, Rudolph Brown, Charles Bryant, Jerry Burrel, Eugene Butler, Victor Butler (LOD), Willie Calhoun, William Carey, Whitfield Carroll, Patterson Clemons, Charlie Cohen, Frank Cohen, Buster Collie, John Collier, Earl Cotton, Otis Davis, Richard Davis, James Farrington, Prince Farrington, Jerrel Ferguson (LOD), Clyde Finch, Marion Finch, David Fincher, Jacob Frinks, John Gay, Samuel Gerald, William Gladden, John Glass, Marcellius Goodman, Willie Gordon, Benjamin Guilford, Moody Hall **, Kenneth Hamilton, Andrew Harris, Orange Hayes, Harold Hill, Jesse Hill, Jimmy Hines, Joe V. Hunt, Robert Ingram, William Jackson, Willie Johnson, Kenneth Jones, Edward Kimble **, Earl B. Kirkland, Earnest L. Kirkland, Rumfle D. Kirkland, Archie Lankford, Clyde Lee (LOD)**, Bennie Lewis, Howard Lewis, Nathaniel Mack, Nathaniel Maddox, Calvin Mapp, Thomas Marshall, Augustus Mathews, Thomas McDowell, James McGruder, James McGruder, Archie McKay, Edmond McKinney, Moses McMillan, John Milledge **, Wilfred Miller, Eddie Mitchell, Harold Mitchell, Robert Monroe, Samuel Moore, Oscar Morley, Ledley Moss, Willard Myles, Willie Nicholson, William Parks, Clemons Patterson, Otis Pitts Sr., Johnie Pool, Henry Puyol, Freeman Pyles, Gaddy Rawls, Ben Riggins, Leroy Rogers, Percy Rolle, Amos Roundtree, Alexander Sampson, Jerome Sanders, Reginold Sandland, Monroe Shelman, Cecil Sims, Arnold Smith, Leroy A. Smith, James Stubbs, Rudolph Sweeting, Robert Taylor, Charles Thomas, James Thomas, Ruben Thompson, Roosevelt Tremble, William Turner, James Wahsington, Gary Ward, Dan Washington, Earnest Washington, John Westmoreland, Ralph White **, William White, Leon Williams, Melvin Williams, Willie Williams, Jimmy Wilson, Johnnie Young
Sargeant Lury F. Bowen, Sargeant Louis F. Duty, Sargeant Jesse L,. Nash, Sargeant Clinton Williams
James Gunn, Earl Lighbourne, Emanuel Luckie, Stanley Sweeting, Richard Whitney
Thelma Lewis, Orzella Ross, Mildred Smith, Gwendolyn Thompson, Veola Williams
Commanders (white) Assigned to Precinct:
Captain George Haller, Captain Lawrence Nolle, Captain William L. O’Connell
Lieutenant James E. Ford, Lieutenant Sherman W. Holland, Lieutenant Keith W. Wilson, Lieutenant Adair , Lieutenant Kelly ,
(LOD) Officers Killed in the Line of Duty
** First Five Black Officers (1944)
Note: Each of these men listed have their own story. Many went on to be top detectives and supervisors in the MPD. Maj. Leroy Smith went on to be the first black MPD Staff Officer, Chief Clarence Dickson became the MPD Chief of Police (1980’s), Calvin Mapp became a Circuit Court Judge and Lt Robert Ingram went on to be Chief of Police and City Manger in Opa Locka and then became a long time member of the Dade County School Board. They ALL served and we salute them.