National Law Enforcement Museum: The Artifacts

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    The story of Eliot Ness and his efforts to nab Al Capone — and how the gangster was actually brought down by the IRS — is told with documents and artifacts from the case.
    John Harrington
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    An early model of the breathalyzer, called a "Drunkometer," sits alongside other historical items from police departments across the country.
    John Harrington
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    The museum's exhibits also house early models of radar detection equipment used by actual law enforcement officials.
    John Harrington
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    A flag recovered from the rubble of the World Trade Center hangs above artifacts from the September 11 attacks.
    John Harrington
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    A derringer, badge and coin case belonging to Pat Garrett, the lawman responsible for killing Billy the Kid, date back to the turn of the 20th century.
    John Harrington
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    Historical models of photography and recording equipment, including body cameras, show the evolution of police surveillance.
    John Harrington
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    ATF gear, including this bulletproof vest, are just some of the real police equipment displayed throughout the museum.
    John Harrington
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    The helicopter used to rescue five survivors from the icy waters of the Potomac after the 1982 Air Florida crash hangs from the rafters. 
    John Harrington
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