New York Troopers - History
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MARY  KLAR BUTLER

Mary Klar, a 1940 graduate of the East Aurora, NY high school was an avid supporter of the New York State Troopers. This was peeked from listening to weekly radio stories of the Grey Riders on WHAM radio. During the summer of 1942, she traveled by bicycle to Malone and Sidney and in 1943 to Albany and Lake George areas. During these trips, she stopped at each Trooper Facility she came across photographing stations and troopers. She wore a self- patterned gray & black uniform with a shoulder emblem that read “New York State HTNT” (Has the Nicest Troopers). In 1943, she enlisted in the Coast Guard Auxiliary (SPARS) assigned at Philadelphia. She married William Butler in 1945 settling in Stanley, NY where she raised 4 children, Rosemary, Carol Ann, Michael & Timothy. She retired from the Ontario County Clerk’s Office where she worked for many years. Many of the photos throughout this web site are attributed to her.

 

Mary Butler Klar - 1940
 
Kenneth Lewis - 1940
 
William Rimmer - Eugene Redden - Lewiston, NY - 1940
 
Lt. George - 1940
 
Avon, NY - 1940 - Lt. George - Harry DeHollander - Unk - Unk-Unk
 
 
Richard Brecht - 1941
 
 Guy Hamm - 1943
 
 Malcom Grant - 1943
 
 

 

Trooper John Long - 1940
 
Alex Larson
 
Devillo Chamberlain - 1940
 
   Ralph Gibson- 1940
 
John Cole - Sam Dunlop - 1941
 
Jay Carmichael - 1942
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

John Cole - 1940
 
Harry Ashe - 1940
 
 
Eugene Redden - 1940
 
Cpl. White-Sam Dunlop - 1941- Morganville, NY
 
 
 Andrew Fisher - 1942
 
 Trooper Frank Lachnicht - Son- George was a NYS Trooper - Frank was Patrolman with Batavia, NY Police Dept
 
 Gus Nelson - 1943
 
  Lawrence Norsen - 1943