09/16/08 82 W, 1 I - + 12 - 10 John H. Baker Jr. Public Safety Center


A renamed Wake County Public Safety center was dedicated on Monday, reports today's News & Observer. The complex that houses the Sheriff's department, the Fire Marshal's office, Wake County EMS, and the hoosegow is now the John H. Baker Jr. Public Safety Center. The $56 million facility opened in 1991. Baker, who died in 2007, served as the state's first African American sheriff. He served in that office for 24 years. Read more about John Baker.
 


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What’s a “hoosegow”?
Silver - 09/16/08 - 11:13

Main Entry: hoose·gow
Pronunciation: ‘hüs-?gau?
Function: noun
Etymology: Spanish juzgado panel of judges, courtroom, from past participle of juzgar to judge, from Latin judicare — more at judge
Date: 1909
: jail
Boss Hog - 09/16/08 - 11:27



  
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