f/8 and Be There
Fred Lynch

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)

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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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