Some amusing NYPD photo silliness

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  1. ChiefWPD

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    Detective working in the Dept of Investigation Squad working on a surveillance. The back of the photo explains the scene.

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    Detective Bronx Narcotics (8th District). We hit a "social club" with a warrant. Tore the place up a bit. I was younger then... Oh, the flashlight in my hand was a "Kel-Lite" the first (as far as I know) heavy body aluminum flashlight designed for law enforcement use.

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    I was working overtime one night as a Lieutenant at the Firearms and Tactics Section with some of my guys. Frankie gave me an "excuse" note for my wife for my getting home late. Big help...
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    Chief... very nice... BTW, how'd the wife take the "excuse" note??? :shocked:
     

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    She's got a sense of humor. She laughed.
     
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    LOL that reminds me of a night when my wife had about 20 ladies over to the house for some kind of sales party thing, she knew about 5 of the ladies, the rest were invitees.
    At the time i'm working UC assigned to the DEA and I go in around 7:00pm so I 'm getting ready to head out look like a Bum, get my Hi power from off the top of the kitchen cabinet, (it's our kitchen gun) tuck it in my IWB holster, two of the ladies see it and gasp, then I gave my wife a kiss and said "bye sweetie I'm going to pick up prostitutes and buy dope, don't wait up"
    I hear one of her friends crack up as the whole crowd fell silent, never looked back and yes she had a good sense of humor. still tells the story to this day.
     
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    I did love my Kel-Lite!!! Greatest defense weapon ever made at the time.
     
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    Great photos, great memories.

    Thanks for sharing, Rich.

    Those were the days............................
     
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    Where did you see a Kel-lite?
     
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    In his hand in the social club hit photo. It's described in the narrative.
     
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    I gave my 5 d cell Kel to my mother she loves it.
     
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    Remind me not to piss your mother off.........................................
     
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    I've still got a couple of kel lutes and they still work. One is in my pickup right now
     
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    Hi. It's hard to see. Look at my left hand in the photo of the social club warrant. I carried that light every day I was at work, whatever tour I was working. You'd be surprised how often a NYC cop or detective winds up in an inner city basement that has either poor lighting or none at all.

    Still have it the light. They'll bury it with me.
     
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    In the OP's first Post..

    "Oh, the flashlight in my hand was a "Kel-Lite" the first (as far as I know) heavy body aluminum flashlight designed for law enforcement use."

    Way back a long, long time ago I had one as a Police Explorer. Couldn't carry a weapon, so the good old Kel-Lite was the "weapon" of choice for all of us.
     
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    The Kel-Lite was designed by Donald Keller. When Streamlite (same company as Streamlight) took over Kel Lite, he refined a rechargeable light design which led to the Streamlite SL20, which then led to the Streamlight SL-20X. Keller currently works for Maglite, but still runs the Kel-Lite website: http://www.kellite.com
     
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    Ah, the Kel monster guaranteed to work after laying out a miscreant.