John Anderson

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  • Alton Hall (Private)
    8 years ago
    TX - Leon Valley Police
    Interesting "Lectric Lites" lightbar. I only saw these around Texas and some on some emergency vehicles while I was in the Marine Corps.
  • GARY GEISSMAN (Private)
    10 years 5 months ago
    OH - Ohio State Highway Patrol
    ACTUALLY ANONYMOUS (SINCE YOUR AFRAID TO USE YOUR NAME) WE WERE DRAG RACING IT AT DRAGWAY 42 IN WEST SALEM OHIO EVERY WEEK END FOR ABOUT A YEAR BEFORE IT BLEW UP. BACK THEN NOBODY CARED ABOUT A 175.00 CAR.THATS WHAT I PAID FOR IT. IT WOULD STILL RUN 14.70 IN THE QUARTER WITH NO TRACTION!
  • AJ (Private)
    10 years 5 months ago
    TX - San Antonio Police
    This was a crash in 1988 I think, without revealing too much, I believe this was the fatality crash off of Culebra by the West sub-station of an officer-in-trouble call. There were no other cars, just a one car vs. utility pole. Those Dodges and Gran Fury's were light at the rear end and got really "froggy" at times, so did the LTD's come to think of it.
  • AJ (Private)
    10 years 5 months ago
    TX - Schertz Police
    This car is a 1998 and lasted until it was retired in August of 2001. Over it's course here it was smashed all to hell from a crash on IH35....drunk driver.. It was fixed but was never the same, the suspension was never right, it looked like a low rider and the light bars leaked so by the time it was retired out, the light bar was light red and bluish green. Ol' P-29, we all liked it cause with this one, most of the cars came with the center caps which we all thought looked cooler than the full wheel covers. It was a good car with the old graphics that were changed in December 2002...AJ, Schertz PD
  • Roy (Private)
    10 years 6 months ago
    TX - Leon Valley Police
    So true. I only wish I had photographed one of the few used by the town where I grew up. With Whelen Super Strobes!!
  • Roy (Private)
    10 years 6 months ago
    TX - Houston Police
    That was a shame. Nice 9C1 Caprice examples are getting harder to come by since Chevy made the stupid decision to discontinue the platform after 1996. Thankfully, I managed to get myself a very sweet '89 which will stay with me forever. Now all I need is a nice '96 LT1 and I'll be set.
  • Chris Vinci (Private)
    10 years 8 months ago
    TX - San Antonio Police
    Gran fury...(?) maybe '76 or '77? Anybody know?
  • etg (Private)
    10 years 9 months ago
    AZ - Arizona Highway Patrol
    don and greg, yeah, you all are right, the lp's and the mx's did have amber rotator filters in addition to the red and blue. however, there didn't really seem to be any real method to their madness. some of the trucks and cars out there still equipped with the mx7000's might have the amber rotators to the inside, or sometimes they'll only have an amber rotator on one side of the bar. the jetsonic i bought off of the dps had 2 amber filters on the "red" side of the bar, and one on the "blue" side of the bar. and i think you're also right as to some of the forward facing filters being amber as well.

    using amber isn't that bad of an idea, anyway. i think someone posted a link to a study on the forum stating that the amber was more likely to warn people approaching instead of the red/blue.

    that arizona twin sonic with the amber/red and two speakers in the middle looks kinda strange, though (i know it's not pictured here).
  • Glenn Hilpert (Private)
    10 years 9 months ago
    NV - Nevada Highway Patrol

    John- Don't know when you left NHP, but am trying to determine if they in fact used the 73 Polara's. I have one and would like to replicate, but need to know if they were used opposed to another type of vehicle, thanks.
  • JOETEX... (Private)
    10 years 9 months ago
    AZ - Arizona Highway Patrol
    I KNOW THE T.H.P.(DPS) USED THERE CLEAR LIGHT BARS WITH AMBERS BUT THEY WERE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE RED ON THE LEFT AND BLUE ON THE RIGHT BUT NEVER ENTIRELY AMBER..THE STATE (TEXAS) LEAVES OUT THE AMBER WITH BLUE ONLY ISSUED OUT TO TEX DOT...AND ALL AMBER TO SECURITY AGENCIES..

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  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    10 years 9 months ago
    AZ - Arizona Highway Patrol
    Yes, etg, all three cars are AZ DPS. That was pretty much the standard in Arizona back then on Visi-bars. Lots of depts. used one amber lens, one red lens.

    The trooper in the Mercury probably decided he liked the red on the driver's side and switched it himself. Easy to do and probably had a Sgt. who didn't care if he changed it.
  • Greg (Private)
    10 years 9 months ago
    AZ - Arizona Highway Patrol
    Taco, I checked some of my TX DPS pictures and anonymous is right. They did have revolving amber lights along with the red and blue on their MX7000 bars:



    I remember seeing amber filters to the front of their JetSonics too, but I don't have any pictures of those on my page. I'll have to check my photo albums at home.
  • Don (Private)
    10 years 9 months ago
    AZ - Arizona Highway Patrol
    DPS lightbars included amber rotators or primary warning flashers from the early 90's until 2001 or 2002. They started with LP6000's (I think) and JetSonics, then upgraded to MX7000's. The MX7000 combination was red and blue outboard rotators, then red and blue rear flashers, then amber inboard rotators, and finally the siren grille in the middle. That was the main level. Secondary lighting on the lower level was the amber traffic director to the rear and two or four takedowns to the front. In 2001 or 2002, DPS changed to all-light MX7000's and dropped the amber rotators, going with red and blue both inboard and outboard, a white rotator in the middle, and the siren behind the vehicle's grille. In 2003 or 2004, the first Whelen strobe/LED combo bars went out for testing, followed within a year or so by the now standard all-LED.

    In other news, I need to get out more.
  • etg (Private)
    10 years 9 months ago
    AZ - Arizona Highway Patrol
    he's talking about amber being used as a primary light, not as an amber flasher. the texas dps used mx7000's with amber arrowstick assemblies in the rear facing lower deck. their new edge led lightbars also have an amber signal warning system to the rear. this would equate to modern copcars if, for example, a police car had an entire side of its lightbar red, and the other side amber. if i'm not mistaken, that's the point joetex is trying to make.

    however, i do notice that middle vehicle has the rotators reversed. in the two flanking vehicles, the drivers side has the amber light, and on the middle car, the amber light is over the passenger side. i wonder if all three cars are azdps.
  • etg (Private)
    10 years 9 months ago
    TX - McAllen Police
    what about the people that are too retarded to know the difference between "cap lock" and the key on their computer named "caps lock"?