York City Police Department K-9 Unit.
This is a late 1960s photo of the York City, Pennsylvania Police Department K-9 unit taken at the York Fair grounds. The officers, accompanied by their dogs, are in their training uniforms. The officers are, from left to right: Ron Heist, Earl Frey, Fred Gibson, Steve Gibbs, Charlie Morrow, Bill Farrell, and Nevin Barley.
West York Police Department.
This 1950's era photograph shows three members of the West York Borough, Pennsylvania Police Department and their patrol vehicles, two motorcycles and a Ford patrol car. The officers and their vehicles are on the driveway of the Reliance fire house, then located in the 1400 block of West Market Street in West York Borough.
Officer Ed Myers, Red Lion Police Department.
Pictured in 1924 is Red Lion Police Officer Ed Myers astride his sidecar equipped police Harley Davidson motorcycle. The sidecar was a common accessory for police motorcycles of that era. The officer is carrying a semi-automatic pistol, carried in an open top cross draw style holster. The semi-auto pistol was unusual, as most officers of this era were carrying revolvers.

Private Dean N. Zeigler

Private Ziegler

Pennsylvania Motor Police
End of Watch: October 17, 1942

Dean N. Zeigler was born March 25, 1918, at Spring Mills, Centre County, Pennsylvania.

He enlisted in the Pennsylvania Motor Police from Spring Mills on October 1, 1941. After his graduation from the Indiantown Gap Police School, he was assigned to the Lykens sub-station. Zeigler was transferred to Troop A-2, Harrisburg on September 1, 1942. He was 23 years old and 5'11" tall.

On Sunday, October 11, 1942, Private Zeigler was assigned to patrol the Harrisburg-Gettysburg Road from Lemoyne to Dillsburg. At 10:40 p.m., Private Zeigler was operating his patrol vehicle about 3 miles north of Dillsburg, York County, when his vehicle was struck by another vehicle. The operator of the second vehicle was from Niagara Falls, New York. The operator of the second vehicle claimed he swerved into the oncoming lane to avoid a third vehicle.

Private Zeigler was taken to Harrisburg Hospital where he was admitted in critical condition. He suffered a ruptured speen, a punctured lung and other injuries. Zeigler underwent emergency surgery to treat his injuries, and twelve troppers from the Harrisburg barracks donated blood for his multiple transfusions. On Saturday, October 17, 1942, Private Zeigler succumbed to his injuries. Cause of death was listed as bronchial pneumonia.

Private Zeigler is buried in the Spring Mills Cemetery, Spring Mills. He was survived by his father, Mr. Ralph R. Zeigler, Spring Mills.

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