Thank you to the Salt Lake Tribune for covering the final Archives Month presentation featuring Robert Kirby.
By Janelle Stecklein
The Salt Lake Tribune
State historians on Friday launched an effort to collect law enforcement memorabilia Utahns might have stored away.
“It’s important to save our law enforcement history because it’s something being lost every second,” said Melissa Coy Ferguson, the manuscripts curator with the Utah State Historical Society.
She said many law enforcement journals, booking documents or other old items of interest are often tossed because people or agencies don’t know what else to do with them. Some are tucked away in attics or garages.
“A lot of times families don’t understand what they have,” Ferguson said.