Bill Nemitz: U.S. Capitol changes from the way life should be to armed camp

Portland Press Herald

Founding Partner Serverin Beliveau discusses his time as a U.S. Capitol police office with Bill Nemitz

An Excerpt:

It was the late summer of 1960. As John F. Kennedy charmed his way toward the White House, Beliveau, then just 22, began his first year at Georgetown University Law Center.

He needed a job to support himself. And he had three choices, all patronage positions controlled by then-Maine Sen. Ed Muskie and Rep. James Oliver.

“Elevator operator, the Post Office and the police department,” Beliveau recalled.

He chose the latter, working the 4 p.m.-to-midnight shift as a guard on Capitol Hill.