Hopkinton Police Department History
(A work in progress)

The photos displayed are a collection of some of those gathered so far.  Thanks to all who have provided them.  A special thanks to Dick Bartlett who has been photographing the community for decades.  Considerable research information provided by Rick MacMillan (Hopkinton Fire Chief - Ret)

Chief Of Police

 Thomas J. Elliot    1898  
 Matthew A. Conlan    
 Edward V. McManus  1927 - 1945  
 John A. Hilditch  1946 - 1949  https://web.archive.org/web/20171017094902im_/http:/www.hopkintonpd.org/photogallery/History%20pics/Chief%20John%20Hilditch.jpg
 Charles O. Garrison  1950  
 Aurthur L. Chesmore  1950 (Acting)  
 John A. Hilditch  1951  https://web.archive.org/web/20171017094902im_/http:/www.hopkintonpd.org/photogallery/History%20pics/Chief%20John%20Hilditch.jpg
 Charles O. Garrison  1952 - ?  
 Francis X. Bowker  1957 - 1987  https://web.archive.org/web/20171017094902im_/http:/www.hopkintonpd.org/Chief%20Bowker.jpg
 William J. McRobert  1988 - 1999  https://web.archive.org/web/20171017094902im_/http:/www.hopkintonpd.org/IMG_0020.jpg
 Thomas R. Irvin  1999 - 2010  https://web.archive.org/web/20171017094902im_/http:/www.hopkintonpd.org/Irvin4.JPG
 Richard A. Flannery  2010 - 2013  https://web.archive.org/web/20171017094902im_/http:/www.hopkintonpd.org/Flannery2.JPG
 Charles F. Wallace  2013 - 2014  
 Edward Lee  2014 - Present  https://web.archive.org/web/20171017094902im_/http:/www.hopkintonpd.org/Chief%20Lee.jpg

Officers
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Chief Bill McRobert
Harry Carver
Photo donated by Doris Carver
Taken by Richard Bartlett

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Officer Hank Fredette - Lucky - Chief Bowker

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Lucky and Hank

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Officer Leo Touzjian


Cruisers and Other Transportation

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Photo by Dick Bartlett

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Photo by Dick Bartlett
This photo shows Patrolman Frank Kaminski and a station wagon cruiser. Station wagons were used as cruisers so that patients could be loaded into the back and rushed to the hospital. This photo was taken in 1963 by Dick Bartlett. The background is the fire station which also served as the police station. The building still stands as part of the expanded fire station.

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Photo by Dick Bartlett
This cruiser displays the classic "bubble gum machine" light on top. The home in the back sits on the land that the current police station stands.

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Patrolman Thomas Griffin, c. 1979

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Photo by Dick Bartlett
The classic LTD body cruiser of the late 1970's to early 1990's.

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Photo by Dick Bartlett

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Photo by Dick Bartlett

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Hopkinton Green

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The evolution of the police cruiser has been advanced by technology.  The mechanical improvements in automobiles are well known to most people.  Inside the cruisers of the past you would likely find a radio and a first aid kit.  Now they are packed with electronics including radar, video cameras, computers and much more.