History's most celebrated crime fighters
The real-life individuals who put the bad guys away
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We often associate crime fighting with the fictional characters seen in movies and on television. And, indeed, the most realistic portrayals of detectives and law enforcement officers are often based on real-life people. But that's only half the story. Some of history's most celebrated police officers and private investigators remain relatively anonymous. And while that's probably fine with them, it's worth noting the individuals who've made a successful career out of putting the bad guys behind bars and making our streets just a little bit safer.
Click through for an arresting look at history's most celebrated crime fighters.
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