Department seeks old photographs and memorabilia for displays, book
County police piecing together history
Posted: Thursday, July 16, 2009 12:00 am
VALPARAISO | Although Porter County appointed its first sheriff, Benjamin
Saylor, in 1836, don't expect the Sheriff's Department to have portraits of him
or many of the sheriffs that followed him.
effort to piece together the missing history, the Sheriff's Department is
teaming up with Kevin Pazour, Porter County Museum executive director, on a
campaign to collect, record and display photographs and memorabilia from the
Lt. Chris Eckert, who is coordinating the effort, is asking anyone with
Sheriff's Department-related pictures, badges, uniforms and other memorabilia to
somebody would loan them to us to get them professionally reproduced or would
donate them to us (it would assist the effort)," Eckert said.
to create historical exhibits here at the Sheriff's Department and at the Old
Jail Museum, and print a book of the history of the Porter County Sheriff's
said Pazour, who has some Sheriff's Department items in the museum, came up with
the idea of trying to do a more comprehensive collection. Among the things in
the museum, which is in the former jail and sheriff's residence, are old jail
like to see (the departmental history) done as soon as possible, but obviously
we want it as complete as possible," Eckert said.
information, contact Eckert at firstname.lastname@example.org
or (219) 477-3000.