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2. Get that gangster. After a nine-year stint in prison, infamous gangster John Dillinger was arrested by Dayton police in 1933. The hooligan, who had been visiting a local girlfriend at her boarding house, was caught on West First Street.
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3. Two-wheeler. The nation's first police motorcycle patrol was established in Dayton in 1911. Four motorcycles were purchased and assigned to the Second and Third Precincts. By the 1920s the squad had expanded to become the largest motorized patrol unit until automobiles took over.