Paul Moten

Title

Paul Moten

Description

Paul Moten recalls being called to service in July 1967 as a reserve policeman.

Publisher

Detroit Historical Society

Date

08/06/2015

Rights

Detroit Historical Society, Detroit, Michigan

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Text

Coverage

10th Precinct, Livernois Ave.

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I have a Commendation Certificate on my wall, signed by John F. Nichols, Police Dept. Superintendent, for service during the 1967 civil disturbance in the city. I was a reserve policeman called to active duty. I worked out of the 10th Precinct at Livernois and Elmhurst. As a recently discharged U.S. Army veteran (1962), I was the only individual in the precinct who had been trained by the Army on its then relatively new M-14 Rifle. A confiscated one was in the precinct armory, so it was assigned to me. I also carried my S&W .38 cal sidearm. The M-14 remained in my car for the entire period, as I thought it was overkill.

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Citation

“Paul Moten,” Detroit 1967 Online Archive, accessed November 17, 2019, http://detroit1967.detroithistorical.org/items/show/82.

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