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From: Margaret Ransom <>
Subject: [Bklyn] Brooklyn Union Argus,November 27,1882-Police News
Date: Wed, 17 Apr 2002 22:58:36 -0400

Brooklyn Union Argus
November 27, 1882

A Policeman in Trouble

Mr. STAPLES of the firm of PRENTISS & STAPLES, brokers, at No. 20? Montague
street, was passing his office about eight o’clock on Saturday night, and on
looking in was surprised to see a head projecting from behind the screen. The
door was unlocked and he entered finding a woman in the rear of the office and
a man who wore a police officer’s uniform standing beside her. Mr. STAPLES
went to the street and called for help. Officers REGAN and SMITH, of Central
Office Squad, who responded, found the man in policeman’s clothing was George
A. WHITFORD, of the First Precinct. The woman said her name was Ella LOHMANN,
her age was 21 years and that she lived at No. 925 Atlantic avenue. WHITFORD
had gone on patrol at six o’clock and his post was on Montague street. He and
the woman were taken to the First Precinct Station. The woman was locked up as
a disorderly person and WHITFORD, who has been two years on the force, was

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