Virginia Room Digital Collection


The Virginia Room Digital Collection includes photographs, oral histories, books, pamphlets and finding aids to items in the Virginia Room. Continue to check back for new additions.

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Roanoke City Police Department, 3rd Platoon.

Roanoke City Police Department on the steps of the municipal building.

Chief of Police W. J. Rigney (front passenger) with other unidentified police officers.

W.J. Rigney was Chief of Police for the City of Roanoke from 1921 through 1928.

FE250 Police Car.jpg
Parked in front of the city jail, is this blue and white, fifty horsepower Cadillac patrol wagon. It could carry as many as eight prisoners in its enclosed compartment, while the policeman had to ride exposed to the elements.

FE205 Police Switchboard.jpg
Switchboard at Police headquarters. Sargeant Dick Arnold uses the phone as motorcycle officer John Lemon looks on.

MP 57.0 Roanoke Police Department.jpg
Roanoke Police Department in front of the Municipal Building.

MP 35.0 Police Inspection.jpg
Roanoke Police inspection at Maher Field.

Davis 56.9 Roanoke Police Department.jpg
Roanoke Police Department group photo taken in front of the original courthouse and jail on Campbell Avenue.

Davis 56.74 1947 Roanoke Police Department.jpg
Roanoke Police Force on the steps of the Municipal Building.
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