Special New Display in the
Tustin Museum's Front Window

Last year, we were approached by the Tustin Police Department about adding an exhibit to the museum to honor the brave men and women of Tustin's Finest.  We've created a display thanks to the help of various Tustin PD members and offer it as a tribute to Officer Wally Karp, the only TPD officer ever killed in the line of duty.

The display includes a photo of Officer Karp along with a brief description of the incident that led to his death, the medallion issued to honor him, and a photo of the large statue to honor fallen officers; uniforms, a bullet-proof vest, and TPD jackets for other specific uses; a display of Officer Trading Cards, similar to baseball trading cards, which were created as a way to introduce officers to families in the neighborhoods they patrol; 1923 photo of Tustin's first (and only, until 1942) policeman, "Big John Stanton" standing with Charles Logan, Tustin's Fire Chief, in front of Big John's police car; 1950s - '60s photos of Police Chief Glenn Sissell with his growing police force; a few miscellaneous books of rules and regulations, assorted TPD paraphernalia; and in the background, the front door from a TPD police cruiser.

Please come down to the museum (even when we're closed) and enjoy this great new display. 

The museum is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays of each week from 9 am to 2 pm, and  the first and third Saturdays of the month from noon until 3 pm. Our location is at 395 El Camino Real at Main St. Call the museum at 714-731-5701.

 

 

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