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First to Serve: The Story of the Nation’s 1st State Police


In 2013, the newly established Massachusetts State Police Museum and Learning Center in South Grafton, Massachusetts, began preparing to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the first and oldest state police department in the nation, founded immediately after the Civil War in May 1865. Many of those first constables were Civil War veterans.

Ron Guilmette, president of the museum published a book on the first constables to serve as the Massachusetts State Police. Read more of my story First to Serve

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