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Discussion in 'Just Shootin' The Breeze' started by Rock, Mar 27, 2012.
It ain't YOU brothah!
Chicago Sun Archives.1966.Boston
I'm still thinking of a good one for this pic.
I swear I saw a great Dukakis joke on this picture. It was really good, but it's not showing up.
"Ossifers, if youda just put me down, I'll show you I ken waaaaaaaaaaaalk all by my-hic-selp. Trush me. Why you gotta be so mean? Awe C'mon, lesh me go ya bullies! I'll takes ya ALL on if yesh got the balls. Where we gohne anywayz? Ken we shto-shto-shtop at a likka store, I'm thirst-hic-ty. Gotta tell ya though, it wuz the bessssst Meet and Greet EVAH! Yeah, I'm onnna job, why?"
"OK Mr. Dukakis, listen closely. We're going to carry you to the rear of the podium, but then we're going to put you down. You have to walk up the stairs by yourself. And don't forget to smile and wave at the crowd while you're walking."
"Nooo! I don't want to President!"
Was it that one Kilv?
I pushed the wrong button a while ago and deleted it.
I also destroyed half of the former Soviet Union at the same time, so it wasn't all bad.
Chicago Sun Times Archives (1964)
Hey Ke-mo sah-bee, my barrel is longer than yours.
The long promised merger of the MSP & Rangers has finally happened.
The new agency must only decide on a uniform.
Nowadays these hack reporters right out of college would of captioned the photo " Two MSP Officers displaying their service revolvers."
Uh, in this case, at least the REVOLVER part would be right!
That was what Dukakis proposed for the MSP winter uniform, to be more inclusive of all citizens (he also wanted a construction worker, a sailor, and an indian)
1967 - Quincy Patrolman Bill Muir checks out an MTA street car (Quincy Masonic Temple in the background)
1957 - Quincy Patrolman Francis Wigmore brings in an arrest.
? PD. Arrested in beating of officers. Fred Guarell of Auburn, N.H. and Joseph Farina of Chelsea. Part of gang. (Boston Public Library Archives and Flickr.com)
Looks like the officer got some good shots in.........or the perp fell down the stairs on his way to booking.
In 1933, the Quincy Ferry Service made one of the first attempts to take cars as well as pedestrian passengers. They could take only one vehicle at a time and had to transport it dangling from a cable alongside the boat. The experiment was a dismal failure when car owners complained that change, luggage, gasoline and small children would fall out of the vehicles. The idea was abandonded within 9 months though in 2009, Deval Patrick asked Transportation Secretary Richard Davey to consider trying it again. Davey declined saying, "We just spent so much on those signs telling you how long it'll take you to get to the next exit and glitter, we've only got so much left for MY salary." The Governor agreed to wait until the next fiscal year.
Today, the harsh looks the perps are getting would be considered excessive force in Massachusetts.
Worcester 1964 presidential motorcade
Mid-late 1960's - Braintree PD "Rainbow Fleet"
Braintree PD (unknown date). Sergeant Ernie DeCross on the right was killed LOD in 1991:
RIP Sgt Decross...
I believe (if I remember correctly) that's Lt. Dimico (sp?) pointing the revolver. Doesn't he look a bit like Dennis Farina? I would guess this picture was taken not long after BPD moved into the new station which has/had an indoor firing range. It was built about 1975 and this picture looks to be about that old.
Ernie was a hell of a guy as was his Dad who I was an Aux. with. His Dad and he were somewhat opposite. Sam was firey and as great a guy as he was, when mad, he could be a little scary. Ernie was easy going and just such a basically nice guy. When he and Lt. Greg Principe died on Middle St. chasing that lousy punk kid pretty much the whole town mourned. They were two of the finest men to ever work there.
Lt. Dimico's son had been on West Tisbury PD or Chilmark. Oh man, the memory does fade with time....
Nice find Delta. The rainbow fleet is something most folks at Braintree PD want to forget, but then again, it was phased out by roughly 1980 and there aren't that many guys left from that era.