Interview with Laurie Pritchett
QUESTION 13
INTERVIEWER:

BUT YOU DID FEEL AS THOUGH YOU BEAT HIM PRETTY BAD DIDN'T YOU?

Chief Laurie Pritchett:

I never did look upon it as, as a win or loss. Uh, I was proud of the fact that we had accomplished what we had set out to do. I was proud of the Police department, I was proud of the people in the city who cooperated, the leaders who cooperated. Cuz at one time there, I guess I, I had executive power, I could open close anything at, at my wish uh, I never did look upon it as a win or loss- it was a friendship that had been matured between Dr. King and myself, uh, there was a feeling of, of satisfaction, and there was a feeling for him if you can understand what I mean. So we never did look upon it as a win or a loss, we were just proud of, of accom- of what we had accomplished, uh, under stress.