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VOL.2.N0.86 Chicago, Thursday, Jan. 9, 1913 ONE CENT
ED McGUIRE STAYS CITY COP WHEN BROTHER
OPENS PRIVATE DETECTIVE AGENCY
Then City "Assigns" Him to Brother Tom's Agency and
Gives Brother Tom a Real Cop With
Power to Arrest, on His Staff.
When Ed (Mike) McGuire de
cided to become a "private de
tective," he thought it wpuld be
a fine idea to stay right on as a
city cop at the same time.
(Ed McGuire was the cop in
charge of the identification bur
eau at the South Clark street po
lice station at the time he con
ceived the ambition to become a
So, when the detective agency
of McGuire & White, 38 South
Dearborn strete, was formed, Ed
kept in the background.
Ed's brother, Tom McGuire,
was the big cheese, and .became
nominal head of the new agency.
Ed went to work for Brother
Tom, but he did not resign as a
city policeman in order to do so.
Not at all.
By methods best known to him
self, he contrived to have the city
"assign" him to McGuire . &
That is to say, Brother Ed's
"beat" was to work for Brother
The extreme' beauty of the ar
rangement is easy to see. Brother
Ed was able to "detect" for
Brother Tom and still keep his
Brother Tom could hire lots of
"private detectives." Hiring pri
vate detectives"'is one of the eas
iest things done in Chicago.
But Brother Tom could not
hire many "private detectives'"
who wore real police stars, and
were empowered to make arrests.
It would be interesting to know
just how Brother Ed managed to
get the city in on this little ar
rangement. Usually when a firm asks the
city for a policeman to guard its
property, the city supplies that
policeman and the firm pays the
policeman's salary to the city.
But not so in the case of
Brother Ed McGuire.
In the first place, Brother E4
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