Rich Flaten

Photos contributed by Rich Flaten. © All rights reserved.

  • CARMEN (Private)
    7 years 1 month ago
    MN - Minnesota State Patrol
    I WOULD LOVE TO BUY A CAR LIKE THIS IF ANY ONE KNOWS OF ANY PLEASE EMAIL ME AT STATE332@AOL.COM
  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    7 years 1 month ago
    MN - Minnesota State Patrol
    1981 model year...?
  • William (Private)
    8 years 7 months ago
    MN - Burnsville, MN, Police, privately owned and restored by Rich Flaten
    Public Safety is still used in many Western towns. Here there was a big deal over the car saying public safety. so they put police on the side, and public safety on the rear. Also, the New Mexico State Police is Actually "NMDPS" as they have officers trained in almost anything for emergencies. Along with MTD (DOT) being with the NMDPS as a sub division.
  • chunk69 (Private)
    8 years 8 months ago
    MN - Burnsville, MN, Police, privately owned and restored by Rich Flaten
    Hey Tater, besides this comment, I had never wasted my time writing about you on this site. I always just laughed at the war of words you had with other visitors to this site but I never got involved. So think about that before you call someone a dipstick. Besides, I don't recall apologizing for anything.
  • Tater (Private)
    8 years 8 months ago
    MN - Burnsville, MN, Police, privately owned and restored by Rich Flaten
    Yeah, it WAS me. I told you dipsticks that I know more about this hobby than most of you ever will. Your apology is accepted.

    Now if you could just make a constructive comment instead of worrying about what I say every day, then it might shift the focus away from your multiple spelling errors.
  • chunk69 (Private)
    8 years 8 months ago
    MN - Burnsville, MN, Police, privately owned and restored by Rich Flaten
    Wow Tater, if it really is you, I'm impressed. You actually said something smart and did'nt make a stupid comment. I'm apalled
  • Tater (Private)
    8 years 8 months ago
    MN - Burnsville, MN, Police, privately owned and restored by Rich Flaten
    If you noticed the other views of this same car, it says "PUBLIC SAFETY" on the side instead of POLICE. Many smaller towns have their police and fire personnel cross trained as full time police officers/part time fire fighters or vice versa.
  • Trooper52 (Private)
    8 years 8 months ago
    MN - Burnsville, MN, Police, privately owned and restored by Rich Flaten
    The town probably had the same dispatch for police and fire. Back in the 70's when this car was in service most places did not have 911 yet.
  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    8 years 8 months ago
    MN - Burnsville, MN, Police, privately owned and restored by Rich Flaten
    why exactly does this say POLICE-FIRE on it? Was it meant to resemble a police car or a fire dept. car?
  • frank scherf (Private)
    8 years 9 months ago
    MN - Marshall, MN, Police
    i was employed at the marshall police dept when this vehicle was put into service in 1980. previous to that it was a red cross wagon. i'm not sure how we ended up with it, but think it came thru some surplus govt deal when the city of marshall took over emergency mgmt for lyon county. it sure came in handy during many snow storms!!
  • pd withers (Private)
    9 years 1 month ago
    MN - White Bear Lake, MN, Police
    I'm curious as to what this vehicle had for an electrical system to pull a Q2 and a TwinSonic bar!
  • Tyler (Private)
    9 years 1 month ago
    MN - Minnesota State Patrol
    Still in service today
  • dan (Private)
    9 years 2 months ago
    MN - White Bear Lake, MN, Police
    I've always liked the Federal Q2B siren, but mounted on the front bumper. The siren is almost as big as the front wheel!
    At least it's not over the driver's head.
  • jw (Private)
    9 years 8 months ago
    MN - Minnesota mixture
    Must be the police academy.
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    Actually, if I recall correctly it was taken at a funeral for a Minnesota Trooper killed in the line of duty.

    Greg
    copcar dot com
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