Price, Floyd 1998-06-24

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Lubbock, Texas detective Floyd Price talks about his childhood in the Lubbock area and working for the Lubbock Police Department. He alsotalks about doing the radio program "The Soul Patrol".

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Floyd Price

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: June 24, 1998

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: David Marshall

Length: 1 hour 30 minutes


Abstract

Tape 1: Price, Floyd, Parents, Childhood, Education, Dunbar High School – Lubbock, Texas, Graduated in 1959, National Honors Society, Drafted into the army, Troop Trainer at Fort Hood, Texas (1964-1965), Born on December 5, 1940, Childhood (again), Recollections of Reese Airforce Base, Military, Father, Farming, Ranching, Siblings, Childhood (again), Life on the farm, Chores, Food, Heating, Electricity, Baseball, Education (again), School in Shallowater, Texas, New Deal, Texas, Integration, 1957, High school sports, Dunbar High School, Segregation, Small communities, Racism, Stores, Restaurants, Price, Floyd, Dunbar High School (again), 1957, Graduated in 1959, National Honors Society (again), Baseball, Played for Lubbock, Texas semi-pro team, Baseball mentors, Change from high school to junior high, Reasons, Feelings, Jobs after graduation, Military, Promotions, Racial views, Came out to military in December 1965, Police Department – Lubbock, Texas, Joined in April 1966, Discrimination, Among officers, Among citizens, Changes, Culture, Racial tension, Patrolman, Traffic division – 1971-1984, Motorcycle policeman, Duties, Accidents, "The Soul Patrol" 1970-1975, Radio program for teenagers.

Tape 2: Trying to find a station to broadcast the show, Large percentage of listening audience, Nationwide popularity, Recorded a song, "Don’t Knock the Cop", Bought businesses, Style shop, Chicken restaurant, Scaled back in 1974, Last night on the air was November 5, 1975, Motorcycle patrolman (again), Escort for Vice-president George Bush, 1984, Crime Prevention, Duties, Cults, Tornado of 1970 – Lubbock, Texas, Low point of career, Story about helping a troubled kid - 1982, Highlight of life.

Range Dates: 1940-1998

Bulk Dates: 1966-1998


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