tbt - The White Car

With all the snow, it is only appropriate to have a white car for this week’s #tbt! Even though this is a little blurry, we thought it’s still a great picture. The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office didn’t get its first car until 1941. It was actually a 1941 Ford. This picture, we are reasonably certain, would have been from Sheriff Gilbert’s (pictured here) first term around 1938-1939. The car we believe actually belonged to the New York State Sheriff’s Association, which was only a few years old at the time. There was a push by the Association around that time for many counties to start a Road Patrol division and they would let different counties use the car. At that time, most sheriff’s offices only maintained a jail and a civil division. This car was either a Plymouth or Chrysler. The second photo is out of one of the earliest publications of the NYSSA. Many thanks to Deputy Sheriff John Bradley for his historical research on this and so many other of our #tbt photos. #pcsoNY #putnamcountyny #putnamhistory #besafeoutthere #vintagecar #policecar #goodolddays #thewhitecar

Wnie Car
White Car
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