(“Police Photographers” by Stan Payne, January 28, 1953. Courtesy of Special Collections, Pikes Peak Library District. Image Number: 004-10627.)

“Two members of the city’s traffic bureau, Vernon Watkins (left) and William McCord inspect some of their work turned out in the police departments new photographic laboratory. Much of the construction of the laboratory was done by the men themselves. The traffic men are being schooled in photography, developing and printing pictures, which will augment their written reports. In many instances the “picture” may be the determining factor in court convictions or liability claims.” Photo appeared in the Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph on February 1, 1953, page 1.

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