Alley, J.T. 2006-02-08

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J.T. Alley talks about his life in Lubbock, his family, friends, but mainly about the period of his life when he was the chief of the Lubbock police force.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: J.T. Alley

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Date: February 08, 2006

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: David Marshall

Length: 01:53:26


Personal Information; U. S. Marines; His recruitment in the police force; WWII; Joining Lubbock police force; Being in charge of the juvenile division; Ranks and years until he became chief of the Lubbock police; The FBI academy; His marriages; His daughters; Lubbock bootlegging; Drug problems in Lubbock; Increase in the police force; The police force decades ago; Getting help by citizens; Hiring minorities in the police force; Using motorcycles in the police; Dealing with Hispanics before having minority cops; Weapons used by the police; How people where hired in the police force; Collaboration with other police forces; His unusual partner; Stories about his police work; Problematic areas; Safety concerns in the job; Riots; Canine units; Advantage of using dogs; The tornado of 1970; People helping with food; Organizations that provided help at that time; Major robbery incident; Car chases; Incident between farmers vs. the Avalanche-Journal; Talking about people from Lubbock; Childhood in Lubbock; Appendectomy complications; Talking about his parents; His education; Childhood; The city layout; Tech police force.

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