St. Paul Police Oral History Project: Interview with Joseph Kane Corcoran
Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Joseph Kate Corcoran became a St. Paul Police patrolman March 2, 1964. He was promoted to Sergeant October 3, 1970 and Lieutenant March 24, 1990. He retired March 27, 1998. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Early life; being in the Navy; deciding to become a police officer and briefly being rejected for not being tall enough; working undercover; reactions to violence on the job; working in the crime lab as a fingerprint expert; developing finger print technology; St. Paul becoming a national and international leader in finger print technology; being promoted to lieutenant of the homicide division; starting Victim Intervention Program for family members of murder victims; using the media to help with police work; murders of police officers Tim Jones and Ronnie Ryan Jr.; spirituality and police work; Black Panthers; police work and being a father; St. Paul Police Department standards compared to other departments.
Quantity 114 pages transcript
Format Content Category: text
Creation Interviewer: Cavett, Kateleen Hope
Interviewee: Corcoran, Joseph Kane
Made in Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Made in Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 03/14/2008 - 05/13/2008
(Interviews conducted 3/14/2008 and 5/13/2008.)
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 132
Accession Number AV2011.28.4
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'St. Paul Police Oral History Project'

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