Police Hall of Fame and Museum, Space Coast, Florida 12/30/2013

Monday December 30, 2013

 

Michael here, Edie has taken a day off.  Wow, this year is slamming to a close, New Year’s is upon us! Busy year, fairly quiet day. We slept in late this morning. Mostly because I got sucked into watching Breaking Bad on AMC. They are having a marathon. It is a compelling storyline. I have it playing in the background as I write.  I watched it until 1 AM last night.

Lex did her laundry today, Edie and I went out exploring. We gassed up the little beastie first ($3.36 gallon).

Filled up at a BP today.

Filled up at a BP today.

A fill up.

A fill up.

Our new grocery store. Got some cash and a little food.

Our new grocery store. Got some cash and a little food.

We then went to the Peace Officer Hall of Fame and Memorial. It is $15.00 per adult to get into the museum. With AAA and retired peace officer status, it brought the total for both of us to $6.50. There are museum quality displays that include old cars, motorcycles, guns, methods of execution, shoulder patches, and almost any equipment you can imagine. The center of the building is a memorial dedicated to the slain in the line of duty officers. All the names are carved in marble slabs that cover the outer wall and inner wall. So many have died in the line of duty, it is sobering to see the memorial. I found the name of a friend that was murdered at San Quentin in 1994, Sergeant John (Hal) D. Burchfield. He was a good man. It is a very nice facility.

Front of building.

Front of building.

 

SERT Truck, Special Emergency Respons Team.

SERT Truck, Special Emergency Respons Team.

There are twin fountains on the two sides of the front of the building.

There are twin fountains on the two sides of the front of the building.

 

They had a lot of movie props at the museum.

They had a lot of movie props at the museum.

Mine was on the top left.

Mine was on the top left.

Lots of cars.

Lots of cars.

 

Lots of vehicles.

Lots of vehicles.

Many displays.

Many displays.

Much is dedicated to those that died in the line of duty.

Much is dedicated to those that died in the line of duty.

 

Every kind of law enforcement vehicle.

Every kind of law enforcement vehicle.

Wheel guns mostly.

Wheel guns mostly.

 

Toy guns all.

Toy guns all.

Lots of nice guns.

Lots of nice guns.

 

simulated electric chair.

Simulated electric chair.

 

Gas gun.

Gas gun.

Grumpy old man in a mock prison cell.

Grumpy old man in a mock prison cell.

 

Mock jail cell.

Mock jail cell.

Several in memory of displays.

Several in memory of displays.  In this one the officer and his dog were killed.  They played the video in the background.

Mock gas chamber.

Mock gas chamber.

There is a section dedicated to counterfeiting.

There is a section dedicated to counterfeiting.

 

Mock crime scene.

Mock crime scene.

Lots of guns.

Lots of guns.

I was so lucky, a pretty woman happened to sit in the "tramp chair" and I was able to get her!

I was so lucky, a pretty woman happened to sit in the “tramp chair” and I was able to get her!

 

A good collection.

A good collection.

 

Sgt H.D. Burchfield.  There are so many...

Sgt H.D. Burchfield. There are so many…

The Tomb dedicated to the unknown officer, with marble walls and a hall way around with more walls and more names.

The Tomb dedicated to the unknown officer, with marble walls and a hallway around with more walls and more names.

So many names....

So many names….

So many...

So many…

Personal memorials line almost every spot along the walls.

Personal memorials line almost every spot along the walls.

So many names....

So many names….

So many......

So many……

 

Patches from all over the country.

Patches from all over the country.

 

from all over...

From all over…

 

Many many patches.

Many many patches.

Edie loves everything baby.

Edie loves everything baby.

 

Very nice monument to the K-9s.

Very nice monument to the K-9’s.

 

Just across the way.

Just across the way.

We went across the way to the Astronaut Hall of Fame. We went in and found it was $23.00 per person and Edie locked up. It seemed a high entry fee and she is just not that interested in space. I resolved next time we are in the area I will drop her off at a movie and I will do the space center and hall of fame.

Nice facility.

Nice facility.

I will come back by myself.

I will come back by myself.

 

Inspiration, I especially like the heat tiles on the landing gear door.

Inspiration, I especially like the heat tiles on the landing gear door.

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These are really big.

These are really big.

We left there and went to the Warbird Museum. Edie elected to wait in the gift shop or car, I went through. Sure took me back to the the 1970’s and my time in the Army. Reminded me of our tour at the Hill Air Force Base.  This Museum had planes from every branch of service but was smaller. No blackbird, but overall interesting.

Next stop.

Next stop.

Planes, planes and more planes.

Planes, planes and more planes.

 

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Repair and refurbish hanger.

Repair and refurbish hanger.

 

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I rode in a few of these.

I rode in a few of these.

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We came back to our home and had linner. I am finishing the Breaking Bad marathon, and Lex is off to see her friend Logan tonight in Orlando.

That was our day.  Hope yours was great!

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