Museum honors first black police officers

At the Black Police Precinct & Courthouse Museum

MIAMI (WSVN) — As part of Black History Month, the City of Miami Black Police Precinct honored some officers who made history.

On Thursday, the museum recognized the first five African-American police officers who patrolled the streets of Miami back in 1944. The officers are known as Ralph White, Moody Hall, Clyde Lee, Edward Kimball, and John Milledge.

Through the efforts of black professionals and clergymen, the officers were able to provide a separate courthouse, jailhouse and precinct along Northwest 10th Street and Fifth Avenue.

Read the Full WSVN article from 3/1/13