The following is a list of the patrolmen, jailors, clerks and commanders who served the City of Miami and at the Black Police Precinct and Courthouse 1944-1963. No complete records listing the names of the officers assigned to the precinct has been located. Below is a list compiled from the memory of the other officers. Each of these men listed have their own story. Many went on to be top detectives and supervisors in the Miami Police Department. They ALL served and we salute them.
We also honor the ones not listed. If we’ve missed someone in error, please call 305-329-2513 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
First Five Patrolmen
MILLEDGE, John (Killed in the Line of Duty November 1, 1946)
BOWEN, Lury (Sgt.)
BOYD, Robert (Sgt.)
BUTLER, Victor (Killed in the Line of Duty February 20, 1971)
DICKSON, Clarence (First Black MPD Chief of Police)
DUTY, Louis (Sgt.)
FERGUSON, Jerrel (Killed in the Line of Duty)
GUNN, James (Jailor)
HUNT, Joe V.
INGRAM, Robert (Became Chief of Police, Opa Locka City Manager and Miami Dade County School Board Member)
KIRKLAND, Rumfie D.
LAFLEUR, Leroy Joseph (Killed in the Line of Duty February 16, 1951)
LEWIS, Thelma (Typist Clerk)
LIGHTBOURNE, Earl (Jailor)
LUCKIE, Emanuel (Jailor)
MAPP, Calvin (Became a Circuit Court judge)
NASH, Jesse (Sgt.)
PITTS, Otis, Sr.
ROSS, Orzella (Typist Clerk)
SMITH, Leroy (Sgt.) (First Black MPD Staff Officer)
SMITH, Mildred (Typist Clerk)
SWEETING, Stanley (Jailor)
THOMPSON, Gwendolyn (Typist Clerk)
WILLIAM, Clinton (Sgt.)
WILLIAMS, Veloa (Typist Clerk)
YOUNG, Johnnie (Killed in the Line of Duty)
WHITE COMMANDERS: Lt. Adair, Captain William O’Connell, Captain George Hailer, Lt. Kelly, Lt. Frank Morrow, Captain Lawrence Nolle and Lt. Keith Wilson.