The DC Police Memorial & Museum is now accepting orders for its 2015 Christmas ornament, a replica of the famous Pulitzer Prize winning photograph taken in 1957 by William C. Beall of the Washington Daily News. Mr. Beall named the photo – Faith and Confidence.
Also available is the 2014 ornament from last Christmas. Don’t miss any in the series! These ornaments will become collector items with a new one made each year.
The police officer in the photo is Maurice J. Cullinane who spotted a little boy, Allan Weaver, 2-years old, had just stepped off of the curb to dart into the street during a parade. This photograph appeared in Life magazine and reprinted around the world. It is used as the logo for the DC Police Boys Club. A life-size statue was erected in front of the courthouse in Jonesboro, Ga.
Officer Cullinane rose through the ranks and became a well-known and accomplished Chief of Police of the Washington, DC, Metropolitan Police Department during some of the most turbulent years in DC. The photograph continues to be one of the most favorites of many police officers.
In January, 2015 Mark Mew, Chief of Police of the Anchorage Police Department posted an article stating his daughter had purchased a copy of this photo and it now hangs in his office. He compares the title of the photo with what’s taking place in America today and the continued attacks by the media against the police. We recommended reading Faith and Confidence: 2015 Message from the Chief, written by Chief Mew.
The ornaments make wonderful and thoughtful holiday gifts for the police officer in your life or to remember a life lost.
Both the 2014 and 2015 Christmas ornaments are $20 each, including shipping. Donations are tax deductible as the DC Police Memorial is a 501(c)(3) organization operating under EIN 46-1976045. All profits from the sale of these ornaments go to help build our Police Memorial and Museum. We have no paid employees.
Please mail your order form and check made out to “DC POLICE MEMORIAL” to:
DC POLICE FEDERAL CREDIT UNION (PFCU)
300 Indiana Avenue, Room 4067
Washington, DC 20001
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