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Green, Pearl, and Samuel E. Jackson (policemen)

Two of the early Negro members of the Kentucky Peace Officers' Association were Pearl Green (1892-1966) and his partner, Samuel E. Jackson (1900-1984). Both were police officers in Owensboro, KY, and in 1945, they were the only Negro members of the association. Owensboro was one of the first cities in Kentucky to employ Negro police officers. The Kentucky Peace Officers' Association was formed in 1935 and is Kentucky's oldest professional organization for law enforcement officers. Pearl Green was the husband of Rosalee Green; the Greens lived at 900 Hall Street [source: Polk's Owensboro (Daviess County, KY) City Directory, 1943, p. 131]. Samuel E. Jackson was the husband of Helen Jackson; the Jacksons lived at 625 Hathaway Street [source: Polk's Owensboro (Daviess County, KY) City Directory, 1945, p. 181]. For more see "Visits Naptown," Indianapolis Recorder, 07/28/1945, p. 4; and Kentucky Peace Officers' Association website.

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NKAA Source: Owensboro (Daviess County, Ky.) city directory (serial)
NKAA Source: The Indianapolis recorder (newspaper)

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