TPD History--The Uniforms

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1908

The earliest Uniforms were dark Blue.

 

 

 

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1912
Reese Moran

 

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Traffic Officers wore white hats while patrol officers wore dark hats. From 1930 to 1952, patrol wore blue uniforms. Some time during this period traffic began wearing gray, then green and gray uniforms.

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1920
A. C. Mullins

  

The 1930's

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  The 30's continued 





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Sam Adams in the 1930s

The uniform was described in an October 10th, 1934 memo from Captain W.E. Bassham:

You are instructed to call immediately on receipt of this letter to have your measurements taken for summer uniforms by Rowell's Tailoring Company, 415 S. Boulder Avenue. The uniforms to be of blue black mohair cloth and made as follows: four button straight front coat; six button regular length vest; with regular made trousers. All button to be new and supplied by Rowell's. Price $28.50. Extra trousers, if desired, $7.50.

You are further instructed that white shirts, white collars, black four-in-hand ties, with black shoes and regular summer caps must be worn with these uniforms. 

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1940
Elmer Strotman

 

 

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1950's
Harold Harding

On May 15, 1952 the department discarded the blue uniforms worn by patrol and voted to adopt the gray and green uniform worn by traffic officers and added the green stripe to the leg.

On February 11, 1970 the police department authorized officers to wear the American flag on the right sleeve at the shoulder on all uniforms and jackets. The flag patches were purchased for the department by local chapters of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion Posts.

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1952-2005
Skipper Bain
The Green Uniform

 

 

 


 

 

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TPD Earns Best Dressed Award


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