A display of past and present uniforms, badges and other memorabilia of Los Angeles airport police and safety officers is now on view at the Los Angeles International Airport Flight Path Museum, 6661 W. Imperial Highway.
Located in the main gallery of the Flight Path Museum, the display contains several unique items, such as an original LAX Police Division dress cap, the first two versions of police badges worn by retired officers, a full flame-retardant firefighter suit from LA/Ontario International Airport, a 1940s padlock from a gate at Mines Field, and other memorabilia. Los Angeles World Airports and the Los Angeles Airport Police Officers Association (LAAPOA) unveiled the exhibit March 21.
A collection of photos depicts the transition in uniforms and equipment during the 65-year history of the Los Angeles Airport Police division. Members of LAAPOA (the union that represents airport police and safety officers), retired officers and sergeants of the Los Angeles Airport Police Dinosaur Club, and Airport Police employees donated items for the display.
Also included is a small replica of signage on Lincoln Boulevard designating “Tommy Scott Square,” which was installed to honor the memory of Airport Police Officer Tommy Edward Scott, who was killed in the line of duty in 2005.