This Thursday, June 23rd, the City of San Bernardino will hold a dedication ceremony honoring the City’s original nine police officers.
The dedication will include the unveiling of a specially made stone, at the entrance to a new housing development, which is a replica of the original badge worn by the nine officers back in 1905, along with a plaque commemorating the officers.
The nine streets in the housing development by GFR Homes are named for the original San Bernardino police officers who took office on May 15, 1905, John Bell Kettering, Robert O’Rourke, John A. Henderson, William Hurley, Edward Poppett, Benjamin Emerson, Richard Curtis, Robert Nish and Chief Walter Shay Jr.
“We were so excited to hear from Felix Robles of GFR Homes,” said San Bernardino Police Historical Society Chairman and retired SBPD Sergeant Dennis Houser. “Felix remembered our proposal and was in the process of building a housing development with nine streets. It worked out perfectly.”
The ceremony will be at 10:00 am near the corner of Meyers Road and Little League Drive. The public is invited to attend.