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Burns Detective Agency

  • By: Dorothy Moses Schulz
  • In: Encyclopedia of Law Enforcement
  • Edited by: Larry E. Sullivan, Marie Simonetti Rosen, Dorthy Moses Schulz & M. R. Haberfeld
  • Subject:General Criminology & Criminal Justice, Police Studies (general)

Following a path similar to Allan Pinkerton, William J. Burns and William Sheridan formed the Burns and Sheridan Detective Agency in 1909 after securing a contract with the American Bankers Association to provide protection to its 11,000 member banks. Sheridan left ...

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