Our Western Heritage

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Front Street, Dodge City, circa 1879

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Dodge City Police Docket Book: Federal Judge rules: "belongs to Dodge City"

Just in -- in federal court, Wichita, Kansas, today, a judge has ruled that the City of Dodge City, Kansas is the sole owner of the Dodge City Police Docket Book, 1878-1882.

It could be returned to the City as soon as next week.

Now the Dodge City Commission has to decide whether to scan the docket book, or just put it in a bank safety box. There is no other way to protect it.

Thankfully, a few of the Dodge City Commissioners have already indicated that scanning the Dodge City Police Docket Book is the way to go.

Photograph from Bob Boze Bell's Blog, Oct. 5, 2007