Lawman Leather: The Dirty Harry Holster and Real Cops

On May 6, 2010, Conversations with American Heroes at the Watering Hole will feature a conversation with former Chicago Police Department Officer Jerry Ardolino the creator of the Original Dirty Harry® Shoulder Holster.

Program Date: May 6, 2010

Program Time: 1700 hours Pacific

Topic: Lawman Leather: The Dirty Harry Holster and Real Cops

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About the Guest

Jerry Ardolino, a former Chicago Police Officer is the owner of Lawman Leather Goods, and the creator and manufacturer of the Original Dirty Harry® Shoulder Holster. Jerry Ardolino is the author of  Extreme Cop Chicago PD: The True Story of the Wildest, most Violent Cop in the History of the Chicago Police and The Shang Pirate Legacy. The Shang Pirate Legacy is a fact-based historical work about Chinese triad gangs stretching from the 1600s to today’s Hong Kong.

About the Holster

Lawman Leather Goods is the original manufacturer of The ORIGINAL DIRTY HARRY® Shoulder Holster: Worn by Police, Elite Military Units & Hunters in Over 23 Different Countries for Over 32 Years.  Now made for every handgun ever made and all current handguns in the world – every caliber – every barrel length.  So, whether you carry a Smith & Wesson Model 29 .44magnum; a Smith & Wesson Performance Center .500 Caliber; a .460 Caliber; a V-Comp,  a .44 Caliber Colt Dragoon or a .45 1911 Auto pistol– they make an ORIGINAL DIRTY HARRY® for every handgun; to the exact handgun.  They also manufacture the S.T.U. – the Severe Tactical Use shoulder holster – the hottest holster in the world; all leather and impervious to almost any element.  Currently being sold to individual special operations personnel in Iraq.

About the Watering Hole

The Watering Hole is Police slang for a location cops go off-duty to blow off steam and talk about work and life. American Heroes Radio brings you to the watering hole, where it is Sometimes funny; sometimes serious; but, always interesting.

About the Host

Lieutenant Raymond E. Foster was a sworn member of the Los Angeles Police Department for 24 years.  He retired in 2003 at the rank of Lieutenant.  He holds a bachelor’s from the Union Institute and University in Criminal Justice Management and a Master’s Degree in Public Financial Management from California State University, Fullerton; and, has completed his doctoral course work. Raymond E. Foster has been a part-time lecturer at California State University, Fullerton and Fresno; and is currently a Criminal Justice Department chair, faculty advisor and lecturer with the Union Institute and University.  He has experience teaching upper division courses in Law Enforcement, public policy, Public Safety Technology and leadership.  Raymond is an experienced author who has published numerous articles in a wide range of venues including magazines such as Government Technology, Mobile Government, Airborne Law Enforcement Magazine, and Police One.  He has appeared on the History Channel and radio programs in the United States and Europe as subject matter expert in technological applications in Law Enforcement.

Listen, call, join us at the Watering Hole:


Program Contact Information

Lieutenant Raymond E. Foster, LAPD (ret.), MPA



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