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"Hallissey was 30 years old Monday a week ago, so he has before him a future with plenty of room for more glory." So began a 1913 news article on Edward Hallissey, a legendary Pennsylvania lawman whose exploits with the State Police had made him a household name throughout the state. Sadly, that bright future would not be fully realized. Appointed as the first chief of "Hallissey was 30 years old Monday a week ago, so he has before him a future with plenty of room for more glory." So began a 1913 news article on Edward Hallissey, a legendary Pennsylvania lawman whose exploits with the State Police had made him a household name throughout the state. Sadly, that bright future would not be fully realized. Appointed as the first chief of Haverford Township in 1916, Hallissey continued his meteoric rise, building on an amazing streak of headline-grabbing arrests and investigations. His incredible career came to a spectacular end in April of 1921, when Hallissey, drunk and in full uniform, was arrested after driving on a Philadelphia sidewalk and then threatening the life of a Philadelphia police officer. Here for the first time, Chief Hallissey's incredible story is told.


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"Hallissey was 30 years old Monday a week ago, so he has before him a future with plenty of room for more glory." So began a 1913 news article on Edward Hallissey, a legendary Pennsylvania lawman whose exploits with the State Police had made him a household name throughout the state. Sadly, that bright future would not be fully realized. Appointed as the first chief of "Hallissey was 30 years old Monday a week ago, so he has before him a future with plenty of room for more glory." So began a 1913 news article on Edward Hallissey, a legendary Pennsylvania lawman whose exploits with the State Police had made him a household name throughout the state. Sadly, that bright future would not be fully realized. Appointed as the first chief of Haverford Township in 1916, Hallissey continued his meteoric rise, building on an amazing streak of headline-grabbing arrests and investigations. His incredible career came to a spectacular end in April of 1921, when Hallissey, drunk and in full uniform, was arrested after driving on a Philadelphia sidewalk and then threatening the life of a Philadelphia police officer. Here for the first time, Chief Hallissey's incredible story is told.

3 review for Hallissey!: The Incredible Life and Times of Haverford Township's First Chief of Police

  1. 5 out of 5

    chrissy mcfadden

    Pretty awesome book, esp if you live in the Havertown area!

  2. 5 out of 5

    Cathie

  3. 4 out of 5

    Phil

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