Due to the limitations of space, one of the things I was unable to do with 18 Tiny Deaths was to include more about the Glessner family hanging out with famous people of their era.
More than any individual person, August “Gus” Vollmer is arguably responsible for the organization and operation of the modern police department.
The distinction of the first police department in the United States with a motorized vehicle belongs to Akron, Ohio.
Frances Glessner Lee is primarily known for creating the Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death. These incredible dioramas are only a small portion of the instructional material she provided for Harvard’s Department of Legal Medicine.
On the night of September 19, 1910, railroad clerk Clarence Hiller was asleep with his wife and their two children in their home on Chicago’s south side.