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Police radar evolves

Posted Friday, November 30, 2012, at 12:00 AM

Aug. 19, 1970 Southeast Missourian

Police radar along a stretch of Bloomfield Road resulted in four speeding arrests Tuesday morning. Here Lt. Don Roberts, left, and Patrolman G.D. Light monitor a needle on a radar unit used periodically to slow down fast moving traffic at various Cape Girardeau locations. (Missourian archive)

June 26, 1977 Southeast Missourian

Ptlm. Stephen Strong confesses, "I really don't like to give speeding tickets, but it's a necessary function. There are things in every job that you don't really dig. I'm not crazy about running radar." But, above, Ptlm. Strong takes the bitter with the sweet and points the radar gun out his window. (Phil Nash photo)

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Someone defaced the RADAR warning sign on Kingsway Drive in the mid-60s.


-- Posted by ksteinhoff on Fri, Nov 30, 2012, at 1:46 AM

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Fred Lynch has captured images for the Southeast Missourian since 1975, in that time moving from black-and-white to color, from film to digital and to video. The blog title is a nod to an earlier era of news photography and the 4x5 Speed Graphic: It's more important to be there for the shot than to worry about technical details.

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