Over time, Omaha’s beat cop ranks dwindled to a single cop manning Douglas Street from 16th to 24th Streets. In 1949, an effort was made to revive the beat cops, bringing them out of their cruisers and putting walkie-talkies in their hands. Here, one of the new beat cops, Monroe Coleman, built rapport with kids living at the Logan Fontenelle housing project. THE WORLD-HERALD Like anything you see? Contact Michelle at Michelle.Gullett@owh.com or call 402-444-1014 to purchase prints.