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Ready, Aim, Fire! BPD Firing Range, May 1936

Bloomington Fire Department firing range, 1936.

Seen here are four members of the Bloomington Police Department taking target practice with their Smith & Wesson .38 service revolvers. The more industrious members of the BPD had earlier converted a hayloft in the garage wing of old City Hall (located at the northwest corner of East and Monroe streets) into a combination clubroom and firing range!
That’s Police Chief Paul F. Giermann on the left and Patrolman Cecil Richardson on the right. The two officers in the middle are unidentified.

Bill Kemp

Bill Kemp

Bill Kemp is the Librarian at the McLean County Museum of History

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