First Day As A Uniformed Peace Officer · 6/6/1973

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Summer 1973- First Day in Uniform at the Scioto Co. Sheriff's Department (Portsmouth Ohio) after a year in Undercover Narcotics Investigation at age 19.
At 20-Worked 6 months as Jailer on Midnights and 6 months Dispatcher on Midnights and Afternoons. Then out on Patrol on the West Beat of the County.
All made possible by Dad! :-)
Even though I could then vote by a new Ohio law , thus be a Peace Officer-He had to buy my service gun and ammo as at age 19&20.
I wasn't old enough to buy them. (He had already purchased my undercover weapons). :-0
No Training Academy required till 1974. Was given a badge, then the key to a cruiser- and then a "good luck"- and away I went! Later in 1974, I Attended the Academy in the evening, then Worked on Patrol the rest of the night.

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