To Serve and Protect?

Posted by Bob on November 09, 1999

In Reply to: To Serve and Protect? posted by Donna M. Wells on November 09, 1999

: Hi Folks, Would any of you knowledgeable people know the origin of the phrase "To Serve and Protect?" What department or agency might have used it first, does it have a source in literature, etc? Thanks, Donna

: Donna M. Wells
: Records Manager & Archivist
: Boston Police Department

"We Serve and Protect" is painted on the side of every police car here in Chicago...