New Mexico State Police, New Mexico (Images of America Series)

New Mexico State Police, New Mexico (Images of America Series)

by Ronald Taylor

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781467129992
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 06/03/2013
Series: Images of America Series
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 1,254,142
Product dimensions: 6.66(w) x 8.78(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author


Author Ronald Taylor is a retired New Mexico State Police (NMSP) uniform patrol sergeant with over 40 years of service. He has been collecting motor patrol and state police photographs and memorabilia for over 30 years. One of his biggest challenges has been tracking down information on officers from the early years to share their memories and photographs. Taylor is considered to be the unofficial historian for the New Mexico State Police. He has been involved with writing the department history for four NMSP yearbooks.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6

Introduction 7

1 The New Mexico Motor Patrol 9

2 The Beginning of 75 Years of Service and the Depression Era 23

3 Law Enforcement During a World War 41

4 Traffic Safety in the 1950s 55

5 Civil Disorder in the 1960s and 1970s 65

6 The 1980s and a New State Police 83

7 The Modern State Police 95

8 New Mexico State Police Officers Killed in the Line of Duty 111

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