Hingham hires its first Black police officer, Louis T. Bonitto, son of Shirley (Tuttle) Bonitto and Louis L. Bonitto. Prior to this, Mr. Bonitto was a US Army drill instructor and afterwards, he became one of the South Shore’s first Black realtors as well as one of IBM’s first Black account executives.

[Photos and sources: Hingham Police Department and the Bonitto family.]