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Patrol Support
Traffic Safety - Mounted Patrol - Mobile Reserve - Canine - Public Transportation - Aviation

In 1925 the Traffic Division was located at 208 South Twelfth in the Central District and Headquarters .
In 1939 the Traffic Division was located in Room 106-107 in Headquarters at 1200 Clark .
During the thirties the Traffic Divisions' Motorcycles were housed at Laclede Police Garage .
Traffic Division, Mobile Reserve and Canine were once located at Fifteenth and Spruce in the sixties to the late eighties .
The Mobile Reserve Unit was introduced in 1957 .

Fifteenth and Spruce circa 1975 .
Moblie Reserve - Traffic - Canine .
Originally a Mounted Patrol Stable .
Now the building is gone replaced by the Bi-State Bus and Train Hub .
Photo of Fifteenth and Spruce by Dennis Crowe City of Saint Louis Police Department !

In 2008 Patrol Support is now located at 4213 Gibson at Manchester .
Photo of Patrol Support 4213 Gibson City of Saint Louis Police Department !
Photo
of
City of Saint Louis Police Department
Scorching Squad
The city's first motorized traffic unit
Saint Louis Missouri
Photo of Saint Louis Police 1904 Dorris Auto City of Saint Louis Police Department !
The 1904 Dorris Police Skidoodle Wagon used to catch " scorching ", a term of police slang .
The driver Chauffeur is William Sleuter, in the front passenger seat is Captain John Pikel, Commander Mounted Police,
and in the rear driver's side is Officer Stinger and rear passenger side is
Officer James Cooney who was the Mounted Officer assigned to catch speeders .
Officer Cooney rode in the auto with a justified vengeance as he once had to catch scorchers on horseback .
Scorching was that 1904 era's police slang for auto drivers driving at high speeds, the speed limit was six miles per hour .
In 1904 there was 939 auto license issued in the city and there was 298 violation summons issued by the Scorching Squad .
Thirty two percent ( 32% ) of the drivers of license auto in 1904 were scorching .
Mounted Police Officer James Cooney was reported to state in 1904
"Already captured twenty or more individuals of speedy automobiles
exceeding the limit prescribed by law to their sorrow .
They are just humanely dragged before the bar of justice of our
fair municipality, your honor, the judge, to explain
their fondness for dizzy whirls through the driveways of our petty city
" .


A 1905 auto was one of the first autos purchased by the Saint Louis Police Department .
This car cost $1,800.00, seated five and could reach the speed of fifty miles per hour .
The company advertised auto's as being "Practically Hand Built"
and was made in Saint Louis by
St. Louis Motor Carriage Company
1211-13 North Vandeventer
and the company later to become .
Dorris Motor Car Company
4062-65 Forest Park
was later moved to the 4100 block Forest Park .

Photo
of
City of Saint Louis Police Department
Police Auto
Saint Louis Missouri
Photo of Saint Louis Police Auto City of Saint Louis Police Department !
Saint Louis Police Department Police Auto in the early years .
Some of the Classic Car Experts say this is a 1924 Packard .
Photo of Saint Louis Police Auto City of Saint Louis Police Department !
In 1850 the City of Saint Louis Police Department purchased its first Black Maria .
The expansion of the City of Saint Louis was making it too difficult for patrolman to walk their suspects back to jail .
Early police vans were in the form of horse-drawn carriages,
with the carriage being a secure prison cell enclosed by iron bars .
On April 9, 1866 a Black Maria was purchased for $500.00 .
Photo of Saint Louis Early Police Prisoner Wagon City of Saint Louis Police Department !
Photo on Clark in front on Four Courts .
In the modern age, motorized police vans replaced the older Black Maria and Paddy wagon types
as they were usually crudely adapted for accommodation of prisoners .

Photo
of
City of Saint Louis Police Department
Early Police Prisoner Wagon
Saint Louis Missouri
Photo of Saint Louis Early Police Prisoner Wagon City of Saint Louis Police Department !
Photo
of
City of Saint Louis Police Department
1935 Police Prisoner Wagon
Saint Louis Missouri
Photo of Saint Louis Early Police Prisoner Wagon City of Saint Louis Police Department !
Photo
of
City of Saint Louis Police Department
Money Wagon
Saint Louis Missouri
Photo of Saint Louis Police Money Wagon City of Saint Louis Police Department !
Photo
of
City of Saint Louis Police Department
Bus Accident
Saint Louis Missouri
Photo of Saint Louis Police Bus Accident City of Saint Louis Police Department !
Neighborhood Bus Accident
Police Van with bell
Ambulance
like the sign on left
CAUTION SLOW DOWN

Moblie Reserve Police Patch City of Saint Louis Police Department !
Hostage Rescue Police Patch City of Saint Louis Police Department !
Photo
of
City of Saint Louis Police Department
Armored Car
Saint Louis Missouri
Photo of Saint Louis Police Armored Vehicle City of Saint Louis Police Department !
Photo
of
City of Saint Louis Police Department
Armored Vehicle
Saint Louis Missouri
Photo of Saint Louis Police Armored Vehicle City of Saint Louis Police Department !
Exterior
2006
Ballistic Engineered Armored Response
( BEAR )
produced by

Lenco Swat Vehicles! Lenco Armored Vehicles Lenco Swat Vehicles!
can hold 15 fully equipped Police Officers
or 25 to 30 evacuees
Interior
Photo of Saint Louis Police Armored Car City of Saint Louis Police Department !
Photo
of
City of Saint Louis Police Department
Traffic Police Officer
Saint Louis Missouri
Photo of Saint Louis Police Traffic Officer doing his thing City of Saint Louis Police Department !
In 1907 the St. Louis Police Department purchased its first motorcycle .
Photo of Saint Louis Police Traffic Officer City of Saint Louis Police Department !
In 1923 the St. Louis Police Department Traffic Division was created with 122 automoblies and 44 motorcycles .
In 1936 the St. Louis Police Department Traffic Division had 228 automobiles and 91 motorcycles .

Officers not assigned to motorcycles handled tri-car duty, mounted patrol, accident investigation,
fixed post duty and other assignments .
In 1959 the motorcycles were decommissioned and sold .
In 1971 the police department reinstated the motorcycle .
Photo
of
City of Saint Louis Police Department
Motor Cycle Squad
Saint Louis Missouri
Photo of Saint Louis Motor Cycle Traffic Officer City of Saint Louis Police Department !
Photo of Saint Louis Motor Cycle Squad City of Saint Louis Police Department !
Photo circa early 1935
Photo
of
City of Saint Louis Police Department
Motor Cycle Squad
Saint Louis Missouri
Photo of Saint Louis Motor Cycle Squad City of Saint Louis Police Department !
Photo circa early 1935
East side of Police Headquarters on Twelfth at Clark
Photo
of
City of Saint Louis Police Department
Motor Cycle Squad
Saint Louis Missouri
Photo of Saint Louis Motor Cycle Squad City of Saint Louis Police Department !
Photo circa 1937
Forest Park Expressway
Photo
of
City of Saint Louis Police Department
Motor Cycle Squad
Saint Louis Missouri
Photo of Saint Louis Motor Cycle Squad City of Saint Louis Police Department !
Photo circa early 1940's
Jefferson Memorial in Forest Park
Now the Missouri History Museum
The first Motor Cycle was introduced to the Saint Louis Police Department in 1907 .
The Saint Louis Police Department disbanded the Motor Cycle Squad in 1958 .
The Saint Louis Police Department reinstituted the two-wheelers Motor Cycle Squad in June 1971,
following three weeks' training at Riverdale Speedway in south St. Louis County .
Photo
of
Traffic Patrolman Ernest VonNida
City of Saint Louis Police Department
Saint Louis Missouri
Photo of Saint Louis Traffic Patrolman Ernest VonNida City of Saint Louis Police Department !
Photo
of
Patrolman Peter Herman
City of Saint Louis Police Department
Saint Louis Missouri
Photo of Saint Louis Tricar Officer Peter Herman City of Saint Louis Police Department !
Photo circa early 1950's
Location was downtown Saint Louis Missouri .
The first Saint Louis Police Tricar was introduced in 1948 .
Patrolman Peter Herman was known as " Pencil Pete " for the number of parking tags issued .
The police patrolman uniform of the day was a uniformed blouse coat, a tie, a hat and the white piping strips on the police trousers .
There was no helmet headgear .
Just don't get caught out of uniform by the inspectors or your captain !
All police vehicles were equipped with a clip board holder for the daily " hot sheets " .
Photo
of
Patrolman Owen Dacey
City of Saint Louis Police Department
Saint Louis Missouri
Photo of Saint Louis Tricar Officer Owen Dacey of Saint Louis Police Department !
Photo circa 1988
Retiring from Fifth District July 1988 after 30 years with Saint Louis Police.
Officer Owen Dacey prior to his last working day was assigned to Fifth District Tricar.
From 4 to 6 p.m. every weekday in the 70's and 80's, he keep traffic flowing at North Broadway and East Grand.
As he moved, the traffic flowed, his work was a study in motion of directing traffic.
If swinging traffic could be considered an art form and the motions were set to concert music,
Owen Dacey would be the Conductor of the Orchestra.
His gyrations were born of necessity and Officer Owen Dacey stated
" I have to make traffic flow. I have to use motions people understand and make them move right now.
If it comes out like I'm doing the twist, I can't help that. It's the only way to direct traffic down here.
"

Then came along legendary St. Louis KXOK 630 a m on the radio dial a radio personality named Don Pietromonaco.
Don Pietromonaco was known to the people in Saint Louis as the famous Johnny Rabbitt.
Don Pietromonaco shot a super 8 movie clip of Owen Dacey at work and put the movie clip to music.
To obtain credit for the clip, he inserted the street sign, ' POP COP ' and ' By PIETROMONACO ' into the movie clip.
Photo of sign in movie clip !
The clip was later obtained by Hannah Barbara and was featuring by the television children's variety show
called the "Banana Splits", a group of four comedic animal characters.

Now, click on the link below to see
Pop Cop Officer Owen Dacey in Motion set to Music by Pietromonaco.
You need a media player to see this 1 minute 10 second movie clip.

Officer Owen Dacey in Motion! Pop Cop Officer Owen Dacey Slinging Hash Officer Own Dacey in Motion!
this is a mp4 file named " popcop.mp4 "
can be viewed in Quicktime 7.5(861) or later or iTunes 7.6.2.9 or later


Officer Owen Dacey in Motion! Pop Cop Officer Owen Dacey Slinging Hash Officer Own Dacey in Motion!
this is a avi file named " popcop.avi "
can be viewed in Windows Media Player, Realplayer or Adobe Flash Player


Watch to see the arch in the background, the tricar and notice the white piping on his uniform pants.
Photo of Saint Louis Tricar Officer Owen Dacey of Saint Louis Police Department !
Now the trucks and cars must move forward alone as Officer Owen Daney is beyond the noise of Saint Louis traffic,
as he was transferred November 2, 2009 and is now swinging traffic at the entrance just inside of Heaven's Pearly Gates.

Photo
of
1971 Motor Cycle under the Arch
City of Saint Louis Police Department
Saint Louis Missouri
Photo of Saint Louis 1971 Motorcycle Officer under the Arch City of Saint Louis Police Department !
Photo circa early 1971 Motorcycle Officer under the Arch
Photo
of
Traffic Police Officer
City of Saint Louis Police Department
Saint Louis Missouri
Photo of Saint Louis Traffic Safety Officer City of Saint Louis Police Department !
Photo
of
City of Saint Louis Police Department
Traffic Police Officer in early 1980's
Saint Louis Missouri
Photo of Saint Louis Traffic Safety Officer City of Saint Louis Police Department !
Traffic Reconstruction Police Patch City of Saint Louis Police Department !
Traffic Division Police Patch City of Saint Louis Police Department !
Traffic Division Police Patch City of Saint Louis Police Department !
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