Thursday, February 3, 2011

Police History

June 30, 1922, Washington policeman Bill Norton measuring the distance between knee and suit at the Tidal Basin bathing beach after Col. Sherrill, Superintendent of Public Buildings and Grounds, issued an order that suits not be over six inches above the knee.

Before you ask, HPD has no such unit or division.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

That is hilarious. I was going to ask that exact question, then I read your last line. That is funny stuff!

Anonymous said...

That would make a great "Beat the Caption" on the HPD Facebook page. Love it!

Anonymous said...

I was going to ask! You beat me to it!

Anonymous said...

LOL!

Anonymous said...

Could you imagine.

Anonymous said...

Wow!

Sean said...

Back then ladies would sew weights into the hems of the swimsuits to comply with social modesty

Sean said...

Back in the day ladies would sew weights into the hems of their swimsuits to comply with social modesty cant imagine a better combo of lead weights and swimming

Anonymous said...

Too funny.