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The Kid Patrol teamed up to help out their local beat cop, and ended up joining the police force.


In mid-1940, in a waterfront slum area of New York City, five underprivileged youngsters teamed up to assist their local beat cop to take down a gang of dangerous robbers. The names they went by were: Teddy, Sunshine Jones, Spunky, Suzy, and Porky, and their police pal was Pat Malone. After their initial success, Pat's boss, the Police Chief, issued the kids their own badges, and inducted them into a new Police unit, the Kid Patrol.


  • "Sunshine" Jones is a young Black man in a comic book in 1940.
    • Stories from that era often depict some ethnic and racial prejudices that were once commonplace in American society. Such depictions were wrong then and are wrong today. While not representing the DC Comics view of today's society, these stories are being indexed and summarized as they were originally created, because to do otherwise would be the same as claiming these prejudices never existed.
  • "Spunky" is small and has a paralyzed leg.
  • Kid Patrol's clubhouse is on the Lower East Side.[1]


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