With the remake of the movie "True Grit" garnering rave reviews and Oscar nominations, I bring you a photo from the HPD Museum archives from 1968.
This photo depicts the original True Grit star, John Wayne, posing with HPD Chief of Police Herman Short. John Wayne was filming the movie “Hellfighters” in the Houston area during the time he visited with Chief Short. Chief Short, who lived in Houston, was a member of the city's Police Department for nearly 30 years and became chief in 1964. In the 10 years he served in that post, Chief Short won support for his tough law-and-order stance.