PHOTO SUBMITTED / Bea Teasley of the Lincoln County Public Library, (from left) and Charley Evans hold two historical letters on loan to the library from Evans. The letters, dating back to 1935 and 1936, are commendations to the National Automobile Theft Bureau. The 1935 letter is from the U.S. Department of Justice Investigations Division, and the 1936 letter is from the then newly formed Federal Bureau of Investigation. One letter extends thanks for assistance rendered in the investigation of notorious criminals John Dillinger and "Baby Face" Nelson. The other is a personal letter from then-FBI director J. Edgar Hoover. Evans retired and returned to Brookhaven after serving the NATB for 30 years.
PHOTO SUBMITTED / Bea Teasley of the Lincoln County Public Library, (from left) and Charley Evans hold two historical letters on loan to the library from Evans. The letters, dating back to 1935 and 1936, are commendations to the National Automobile Theft Bureau. The 1935 letter is from the U.S. Department of Justice Investigations Division, and the 1936 letter is from the then newly formed Federal Bureau of Investigation. One letter extends thanks for assistance rendered in the investigation of notorious criminals John Dillinger and "Baby Face" Nelson. The other is a personal letter from then-FBI director J. Edgar Hoover. Evans retired and returned to Brookhaven after serving the NATB for 30 years.

Historic Letters

Published 11:02am Thursday, December 12, 2013

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