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Atlantic City in Atlantic County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Joseph T. Allmond

1921 -

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, July 24, 2020
1. Joseph T. Allmond Marker
Inscription.  An Atlantic City native, he was the first African-American Chief of Police in the resort's history. During his 39 years of service, Chief Allmond rose from beat cop to chief. He received more than 65 honors, including commendations from the F.B.I., the Secret Service, and the Atlantic County Grand Jury. This U.S. Air Force veteran received a special citation for "extreme courage and heroism under fire" for dragging a wounded comrade 50 yards to safety during a gun battle that left seven officers wounded. Chief Allmond was recognized by the City's SWAT Team and by "Who's Who in American Law Enforcement." He was a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, served on the boards of the YMCA, Westside Convalescent Center, the Atlantic City Criminal Justice Advisory Board, and the Vestry of St. Augustine's Episcopal Church. In 1979, the NJ State General Assembly issued a proclamation recognizing Chief Allmond's many years of dedicated service.
 
Erected by City of Atlantic City, New Jersey.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in
Joseph T. Allmond Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, July 24, 2020
2. Joseph T. Allmond Marker
these topic lists: African AmericansLaw Enforcement. In addition, it is included in the New Jersey, City of Atlantic City series list.
 
Location. 39° 21.737′ N, 74° 25.698′ W. Marker is in Atlantic City, New Jersey, in Atlantic County. Marker is at the intersection of North Tennessee Avenue and Atlantic Avenue on North Tennessee Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 N Tennessee Ave, Atlantic City NJ 08401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cora Hillery Boggs (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Leavander W. Johnson (about 600 feet away); Elwood Samuel Roberts II (about 700 feet away); James L. Cooper (approx. 0.2 miles away); William "Sonny" Lea (approx. 0.2 miles away); Soundra E. Usry-Hollingsworth (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mayor Lorenzo T. Langford (approx. ¼ mile away); James L. Usry (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Atlantic City.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 25, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 25, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 44 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 25, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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