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April 14, 2010 in Washington Voices
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Sue Walker, right, points out the highlights of the uniform display inside the Spokane Law Enforcement Museum at 1201 W. First Ave. in Spokane. The museum opens to the public April 27, 2010.

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Badges, patches, handcuffs, uniforms, and equipment are on display at the Spokane Law Enforcement Museum Monday, April 12, 2010, at 1201 W. First in Spokane. The museum opens to the public April 27, 2010.

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Organizer Sue Walker stands in the Spokane Law Enforcement Museum on Monday, April 12, 2010, at 1201 W. First Ave. in Spokane. Behind are former police Officer Robert Browning, center, and Glen Whiteley, a longtime police officer whose collection makes up most of the displays.

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A gun taken from a 15-year-old armed robber in the 1960s is on display at the Spokane Law Enforcement Museum at 1201 W. First in Spokane. The boy told collector Glen Whiteley, then a police officer, the photo in the handle was of his mother.

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Organizer Sue Walker points to what may be the first photograph of the Spokane Police Department at the Spokane Law Enforcement Museum on Monday, April 12, 2010, at 1201 W. First in Spokane.

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A photo of a young William H. Lewis is on display at the Spokane Law Enforcement Museum. Don Lewis, a grandson of Will Lewis, has donated a large amount of memorabilia, including photos and the buckle and belt shown in the photo.

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Glen Whiteley, left, holds the buckle and belt from the uniform of William H. Lewis, an early Spokane police officer, at the Spokane Law Enforcement Museum Monday, April 12, 2010, at 1201 W. First Ave. in Spokane.

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Glen Whiteley holds the buckle and belt from the uniform of William H. Lewis, an early Spokane police officer, at the Spokane Law Enforcement Museum on Monday, April 12, 2010, at 1201 W. First Ave. in Spokane. Whiteley is a longtime collector of police paraphernalia and the source of most of the exhibits.

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The basement at the Spokane Law Enforcement Museum is nearing capacity. Much of the memorabilia is from Glen Whiteley, a longtime collector of police paraphernalia and former police officer. The museum at at 1201 W. First in Spokane opens to the public April 27, 2010.

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Guests to the Spokane Law Enforcement Museum will be greeted by this 1994 vintage Kawasaki police motorcycle when it opens to the public April 27, 2010.

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The sign hangs above the door of the Spokane Law Enforcement Museum on Monday, April 12, 2010, at 1201 W. First Ave. in Spokane.