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Photos: Badass Aurora cops during the '80s

Update below: Facebook is the perfect place to share old photos -- even for the Aurora Police Department.

Earlier today, the APD shared a slew of amazing, mostly black-and-white images from the 1980s featuring lots of bushy hair, porn-star mustaches, antiquated equipment, big guns and badass attitudes. They look like outtakes from a vintage Sidney Lumet cop-drama we wish we could be watching right now. Check out the collection below, complete with captions from the APD.

Update: Shortly after the publication of this post, we heard from the son of Aurora Police veteran Jim Perrott, who shared a great photo of his dad with a perp circa the early 1980s.

Photos: Badass Aurora cops during the '80s

And now, here's the rest of the gallery....

"PAR Sergeant Don Black in 1983. Photo by the Denver Post."
"PAR Sergeant Don Black in 1983. Photo by the Denver Post."
"An officer shooting at the firing range which was named the Debra Sue Corr Police Training Center in 1985."
"An officer shooting at the firing range which was named the Debra Sue Corr Police Training Center in 1985."
"1980 Mobile Data Terminal (MDT). Credit: Denver Post."
"1980 Mobile Data Terminal (MDT). Credit: Denver Post."
Photos: Badass Aurora cops during the '80s

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"The original DART Unit, Officer Sean McCormick and Bruce Smith."
"The original DART Unit, Officer Sean McCormick and Bruce Smith."
"Agent Mike Slavador and Patrolamn Mike Mills on East Colfax Avenue on 1984."
"Agent Mike Slavador and Patrolamn Mike Mills on East Colfax Avenue on 1984."
"Patrolman Paul Poole and Mike Leiker in the fall of 1984."
"Patrolman Paul Poole and Mike Leiker in the fall of 1984."
"Lieutenant Jake Shirk in 1989, Shirk retired as a Captain from the Aurora Police Department and is now the Chief of the Monument Police Department.  Photo by the Denver Post. "
"Lieutenant Jake Shirk in 1989, Shirk retired as a Captain from the Aurora Police Department and is now the Chief of the Monument Police Department. Photo by the Denver Post. "

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"Officer George McGoff with K-9 partner Lance."
"Officer George McGoff with K-9 partner Lance."
Photos: Badass Aurora cops during the '80s
Photos: Badass Aurora cops during the '80s
Photos: Badass Aurora cops during the '80s

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Photos: Badass Aurora cops during the '80s
Photos: Badass Aurora cops during the '80s
"The first police substation was opened in 1985 at 1400 Dallas Street. It closed in 2002 when the new District 1 Station was opened on the grounds of the old Fitzsimmons Army Hospital."
"The first police substation was opened in 1985 at 1400 Dallas Street. It closed in 2002 when the new District 1 Station was opened on the grounds of the old Fitzsimmons Army Hospital."
"Patrolmen Jerry Hinkle and Dave Wilson in the 1980's."
"Patrolmen Jerry Hinkle and Dave Wilson in the 1980's."

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"Patrolman John Daniels interviews a suspicious subject that later turned out to be a burglary suspect."
"Patrolman John Daniels interviews a suspicious subject that later turned out to be a burglary suspect."
"Officer Ed McKnight in the 1980's."
"Officer Ed McKnight in the 1980's."
"Officer Tim Genero taking a suspect into custody."
"Officer Tim Genero taking a suspect into custody."

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