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  •  "Crazy Ed" Davis, that's a name I haven't ... (0+ / 0-)

    heard in years.

    Long before SWAT, there was Metropolitan Division. Metro was started in the mid 1930s. They always had full automatic weapons, but they didn't swagger around in combat-gear like the present day SWAT. Most of the time they didn't even wear a uniform. Hard to be undercover in a uniform ;-)

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