This Week in Durham History
Nov. 16, 2013 @ 12:36 PM
George Proctor started out as a farmer in 1891 according to an early census. By 1910 he had become a city policeman, and by 1919, he'd begun the first of two tenures as Durham's chief of police (1919-1921 and 1930-1940). In 1934, he installed the first radio equipment in five police cars, and in 1938 he replaced the old one-way equipment with two-way radios in the departments 10 cars. Even though he started out as a farmer, Proctor wanted to change his career and become a protector of the people, and his story is an inspiring tale of doing just that.