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Ketch'em and Kill'em on Kiest

Ketch'em and Kill'em on Kiest
October 26, 2012 08:08AM
Who remembers this emporium where hunting, fishing, and camping goods were sold? It was a rather large outfitter, as I recall, and was quite popular with the outdoors oriented crowd, back in the fifties and sixties. I believe it closed during the eighties. I have no idea how long it had been in business. I suppose modern big box stores put it out of business.

I recall a rather amusing incident relating to the store sometime in the sixties. Reportedly, there was a late night burglary at the Oak Cliff location. The police dispatch alerting patrol vehicles to the crime and its scene allegedly reported the address followed by the business name, Ketch'em and Kill'em. However, the way the dispatch was worded was something like, "Two intruders at .xxxx Kiest Boulevard. Catch 'Em and Kill 'Em." Folks listening in by scanners, and in particular a visitor from out of town sitting in at radio station KLIF with the guy monitoring police dispatches were quite shocked at this evident enthusiasm of the Dallas police for prosecuting its responsibility to protect property. I believe there was a small scale national response to the incident.

Doe anyone else remember this?

Dave McNeely



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/26/2012 09:31AM by old man from dallas.
Re: Ketch'em and Kill'em on Kiest
October 26, 2012 12:39PM
david are you the oldman from dallas? i thought he was a retired police officer i see your name appears david mcneely at the bottom of his posts i am really confused.
Re: Ketch'em and Kill'em on Kiest
October 27, 2012 10:09AM
rojinks Wrote:
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> david are you the oldman from dallas? i thought he
> was a retired police officer i see your name
> appears david mcneely at the bottom of his posts i
> am really confused.

I am the "old man from dallas." I am a retired biology professor.

Dave McNeely
Re: Ketch'em and Kill'em on Kiest
January 28, 2013 07:07AM
Ketchem n Killem was on Kiest between [now] 67 and 35 .Iwarked at spartains Dept store behin it in1965.Don`t think it lasted much longer.
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