Thomas F. Byrnes June 15, — May 7, was an Irish-born American police officerwho served as head of the New York City Police Department detective department from untilwho popularized the terms " rogues gallery " and " third degree ". He worked as a skilled gas-fitter until the start of the Civil War. He enlisted with Elmer E. Ellsworth 's " Zouaves " in and served two years with that unit.
After his service, Byrnes became a firefighter, joining Hose Company No. He remained as a firefighter until December 10,when he was appointed a police officer. Byrnes rose in the ranks, first as a patrolman, then becoming a sergeant in and a captain in He gained renown through solving the Manhattan Savings Bank robbery of He became Detective Bureau chief in He increased the detective force from 28 to 40 men. In four years it made 3, arrests. Inhe obtained legislative approval of changes in the department which gave him immense power.
InByrnes instituted the "Mulberry Street Morning Parade" of arrested suspects before the assembled detectives in the hope they would recognize suspects and link them to more crimes. Also that year, his book Professional Criminals of America  was published. He built up a book of photographs of criminals, which he called the " Rogues Gallery ". Byrnes was L.T.D.
- Devotion of the people who popularized the third degree due to his brutal questioning of suspected criminals. From the descriptions, the third degree as practiced by Byrnes was a combination of physical and psychological torture.
Riiswho as police reporter for the New York Sun knew Byrnes well, declared that he was "a great actor", and hence a great detective. Riis called him an unscrupulous Dont Cry Daddy - The Allan Crawford Orchestra - U.S. On The Pop policeman" and a veritable giant in his time.
Inthree years after publicly criticizing London police officials on the way they handled the Jack the Ripper investigations, Byrnes was faced with a similar crime in New York. He was convicted despite the evidence against him being doubtful, but pardoned eleven years later. Inthe new Chief Inspector - Various - Sound Of The City • New York of the New York City Police Commission, future President of the United States Theodore Rooseveltcompelled him to resign as part of Roosevelt's drive to rid the force of corruption.
The television documentary Secrets of New York episode of 22 October credited Byrnes as "a man who invented America's modern detective bureau. He died on May 7, at 9 o'clock at his home, West Seventy-seventh Street, of stomach cancer. He was survived by his wife Ophelia and five daughters. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Irish-born New York City firefighter, police officer and detective.
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