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Akron claims that it had the world's first motorized police patrol wagon. Electrically powered, it was built by Akron's Collins Buggy Co. in 1899 at a cost of $2,400. On level ground it could do 18 mph, and its batteries provided enough power to run it 30 miles without charging. During Akron's big riot of August 22, 1900, the wagon was pushed into the Ohio Canal. Rescued the next day, it served a few more years and then was junked.

Akron Policemen

Submitted by Noreen Fetherson Telisman, granddaughter of Mr. Featherson

First Row, left to right, Chas. Doelar, Bert Feckerman, J. Durkin, Benner, Sawyer, Gauthier, Johnathin Taylor, Dow Harter, Welch, O'Neil, H. Shaffer, Duffy, Galloway, Ed McDonnell

Second Row, Greenleese, Buillet, Featherson, Arndt, Nicholas, Baker, Shanafelt, Micholson, Starkey, Morledge, Keiber, McConnell, McAllister.

Third Row, E. France, Loesch, Bruner, Benson, Madden, M. Harris, G. Veon, Goddenberger, Carderelli, F. Vierick, Haberkost, Richards, Campbell, Louis Miller, Overduster, Jim MacDonald.

Fourth Row, King, S. France, Edwards, McGuire, T. Cronan, N. Scharff, Joe Wein, Watts, J. McFarland, Bollinger, John Mahoney, P. Raliegh.


 

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