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June 15, 2009

There Is a Gun in My Boss’ Office

Filed under: Authors, True Crime — Mary Poggione @ 4:07 pm

Gun That Wounded DillingerThis is the gun of Henry Cummings, the police officer in St. Paul who wounded Dillinger at a shootout in his St. Paul Lincoln Court hideout. Dillinger, shot in the hip, escaped out the back, which was unguarded by police. We brought the gun and holster up from our Minnesota Historical Society archives, which also houses thousands of FBI documents pertaining to Dillinger, for an upcoming newspaper article interviewing our author Paul Maccabee.

Author Paul MaccabbeePaul Maccabee is the author of John Dillinger Slept Here: A Crooks’ Tour of Crime and Corruption in St. Paul, 1920-1936.

Update: Paul Maccabee talks with

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