Overview of the Cincinnati Police Museum

North America | | July 7, 2011 at 12:05 am


If you are in Ohio, USA, then the Cincinnati Police Museum is must visit for you; this is more evident for people with an adventurous nature.

Cincinnati Police Museum includes a display of an exciting collection of murder weapons. This collection was donated to the museum by a famous defense attorney of this region, Late William Hopkins. As you will walk around the museum, the guide will offer you more information about this collection of murder weapons. According to the guides of the Cincinnati Police museum, tall these weapons belonged to the murderers defended by William Hopkins.  However, the guides will not be able to explain how the attorney managed to keep those weapons.

What are the kinds of weapons present in the collection? You will find weapons of every form depicting the kind of murder cases defended by William Hopkins. There are concrete blocks, bayonets, hammers, bombs etc. each of these weapons are tagged with its case names; the case names are also creatively chosen. You will feel as if you are reading the title of a television series or a murder mystery paperback. Some examples include: ‘The Love Car’s Murder’, ‘The Bath Tub’s Murder’ etc.

The other most excising exhibit of this police museum is the stuffed police dog, Handsome. Handsome dies in a case more than 100 years back, but is still extremely popular among the visitors coming to this museum, especially among the kids. Your guide will tell you the story of Handsome and how he was greeted by the Police department even after his death.

The museum is located behind the Police Federal credit Union in Cincinnati. The place stays open 3 days a week i.e. on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays; the visiting hours starts from 10 am in the morning and extends up to 4 pm in the afternoon.

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