April 20, 1875

The St. Louis Police Board approved a “Lady’s Platoon.” The tallest and best looking police officers could apply to just be “hunks” and help the ladies across the streets.

This post was contributed by Ross Malone. A historian and a retired school teacher, Ross has authored many books about Missouri’s history, weird facts, and folk tales. He has also written children’s historical fiction. Visit his website, and buy his books in the Missouri Life store.