Mike Simon

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  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    4 months ago
    LA - Lafayette Police
    The good ole Dodge Diplomat, and you have to love the classic blue lightbar.  It's too bad those days are over, because I sure loved that look!  Oh well, I guess that's the future of squads!
  • Jack (Private)
    11 years 1 month ago
    CA - San Bernardino Police
    I'm almost 100% sure that these are Long Beach police cars, not San Bernardino.
  • Tim (Private)
    11 years 9 months ago
    LA - Lafayette Police
    how easy would it be to import a plymouth,monaco to the UK for restoration, complete with aerodynic light bar & LAPD graphics? how much would it cost?
  • 12 years 3 months ago
    CA - Long Beach Police
    Actually, I believe this is Long Beach.

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    I believe you are right, especially considering the fixed spot light on the left A-pillar. I went by the photographer's title.

    Dave
  • The Bad Guy (Private)
    12 years 5 months ago
    LA - Louisiana State Police
    I don't think that box could hold that dude's lunch. I bet he didn't catch many crooks bailin' it on foot.
  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    12 years 5 months ago
    LA - Crowley Police
    Where do you get a door shield like this one? What graphic company makes these?

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    Sa-So in Grand Prairie, TX, still carries these old style shields. About $65 to $85 a set, depending on reflective or not last time I looked. They also carry a lot of old style sheriff stars, which quite a few small TX sheriff depts still use. They are on the web. I believe at

    Dave Arnold
    copcar dot com
  • MIke (Private)
    13 years 4 months ago
    LA - Lafayette Police
    Sorry, the site contains most everything that I have.
  • Mike Bright (Private)
    13 years 4 months ago
    LA - Lafayette Police
    Mike I lived in Lafayette La since 1966. I remember those police cars. You got anymore older police cars photos?
  • Mike (Private)
    13 years 6 months ago
    LA - Louisiana State Police
    That "box" is part of the light bar. The entire assembly could be raised about three feet with a scissors-like apparatus to provide more visiblity for the emergency lighting at accident scenes. The scissors apparatus is housed in the "box" under the lights. I don't remember who made them, but I seem to remember several LSP units being equipped with them.
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    That makes sense. Thanks

    Greg
    copcar dot com
  • Mike (Private)
    13 years 6 months ago
    LA - Louisiana State Police
    This photo was taken at an airshow in Lake Charles, Louisiana in about 1972. A Blue Angel F4 Phantom crashed during the performance and this trooper was among many guarding pieces of wreckage. As I recall he didn't much like having his picture taken and he also didn't like me taking pictures of the wreckage.
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    Interesting story Mike. But what is that box on top of the car?

    Greg
    copcar dot com
  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    13 years 7 months ago
    LA - Louisiana State Police
    is that box for his lunch???
  • Mike (Private)
    13 years 8 months ago
    LA - Lafayette Police
    Agency is Lafayette, Louisiana City Police
  • vern (Private)
    13 years 8 months ago
    LA - Lafayette Police
    that's one awesome looking impala. what agency had this one?