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Jeffrey H. Beerworth: Historic Crimes and Justice in Burlington, Vermont

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10/29/2015

As Burlington grew into a city out of wilderness, more citizens meant more opportunities for crime. Horse thefts, murders and drunken brawls swamped the young and prosperous city. Those misdeeds inspired the first officers of what would become the Burlington Police Department to serve and protect. Step behind the scenes of the Griswold murder case, the Mad Riot of 1898 and the murder of Officer James McGrath. Glimpse the dangers of police work and the shared human experiences of the city's officers and the citizens they serve. Burlington Police Department detective Jeff Beerworth explores the nature of crime and justice in the Queen City.

Jeff Beerworth lives in northern Vermont with his wife and three children. He graduated from Montserrat College of Art in 2003. He has worked as a police officer with the Burlington Police Department since 2007, and is currently assigned to the detective bureau. Jeff's love of history and interest in how social, cultural and political issues affect police work in Burlington have lead him to write this book in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Burlington Police Department.

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