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1921 - Batavia Motorcycle Fleet
 
1921
 
 
 
Early Firestone Tire Advertisement
 
 
 1922 Harley Davidson Motorcycle
 
 
1926 Harley Davidson Motorcycle
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1937 - Trooper Albert Perry
 
 
 
 
Trooper Percy Leitner
 
 
J.C. Dwyer
 
 
 
 
 
 
Trooper Richard "Trixie" Lemay
 
 
1931 - Trooper E. J. Phelps
 
1937   Trooper H.I. Moose - Angola, NY
 
1936 Radio Communications
 
 
 
 
 
 
Trooper Richard Hedges - Killed at Chemung, NY - 1942
 
 
1963 - E.W. Coryell - L.P. Coletti
 

 
 Troop "B" Cycles
 
 
 
 
 
  Trooper Bruce Bell - SP Clarence 
 
Tpr. Arthur Pittman - Lewiston
 
 
 
 2011 - Tim Kachelmeyer - SP Fredonia
 
  2012 Tpr Brown on 1963 Harley Motorcycle
  SP Niagara
 
  2013 - Michael Niezgoda - SP Clarence
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1918 - Tpr. Johnnie Howard -  Note chains on the rear tire.
 
 
 
1919 Harley Motorcycle Instruction Booklet.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
On a typical Catskill Mountain morning, with a clear sky and the usual rain forecast for the afternoon, a State Trooper, astride his motorcycle, an ill-fitting and ill-shaped Stetson perched precariously on his head, sped down Route 17, alert for erring motorists. Rounding one of the roadway's many curves and approaching one of the many hamlets in the mountains, he spots a towel on a gas station's mailbox and is filled with apprehension, what can it be? He slows to a stop, dismounts, squares his Stetson as best he can and grimly inquires of the station operator the purpose of the towel, "What message have you for me, good citizen, is it murder, mayhem or worse?"  Author Unkown
 
 
 
The below article appeared in the Gray Rider of the AFNYST in the Jan-Apr 2009 Issue.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1926 - Paul Mellody
 
Trooper John Chambers
 
 
1938 Trooper Joe Lyons
 
 
1938 - Trooper Kenneth Hemmer
 
1946 Harley
 
 
Trooper Robert Tillman
 
 
MOTOR CYCLE HELMETS
 
In 1967, New York enacted legislation requiring all Motor Cyclist wear an approved safety helmet during operation.
 
A Division memo dated 16 May 1958 required all members wear a helmet while operating a State Police motor cycle. It appears that helmets were available to wear by members prior to 1958, but were optional.
 
Compliments of Russell Guard, retiree- Troop G.
 
    
 
 
 
 
 
Trooper Victor Santa, SP Clarence
 
 
1963 Harley
 
 1964-Tpr. Tom Obrien - SP Clarence
 
 Motor Cycle School Roster - 1963
 
 
 
 
FR - R.W.Schlegel, W.E. Tompkins, R.T. Trenaman, C.E. Moshier, J.L. Schmidt, J.J. Tanski - Rear - T.R. Reese, F.M. Pesce, R.E. Haberer, G.G. Novotny, D.W. Hedges, M.E. Thorpe, P.E. Kostewich 
MC School -  May 6 - 10, 1963
 
 
 
 
2011 - Michael Niezgoda - SP Clarence
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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