by Ronald J. Guilmette
Although the Massachusetts State Police is known as the Nation’s oldest state police agency, established in 1865, the development of the automobile led to the increased need for a uniformed force to patrol the state’s roadways and rural areas. This book celebrates the centennial anniversary of the Massachusetts State Police Patrol from 1921-2021, and the first training class that graduated on November 18, 1921. A comprehensive history, biographical narratives of the officers of the first graduating class, and more than 150 photographs honor these men and the beginnings of such a proud organization. Order today!