09/20/11 74 W, 1 I - + 7 - 1 When Sideburns Attack

Here's another vintage EMS photo from the collection of Travis Loy. Don't know the date. Don't know the people. Uniform and clothing includes: Beacon Ambulance - Raleigh, N.C. patch and Advanced First Aid patch on left; C.P.D. or G.P.D. shoulder pin and hand cuff tie tack second from left; I.R.W. belt buckle third from left; dangerous sideburns fourth from left. Click to enlarge:

The belt buckle is a “Hook-Fast”. These were really popular around these parts in the 70s and 80s. I even have three of them- two for RDU and one from Yrac. I think they are still in business, but I don’t know how popular the belt buckles are anymore. They aso made badges and nameplates.
DJ - 09/20/11 - 21:07

I’m thinking that may be a Wake Co Deputy – they used to wear colors similar to what wildlife wears now and had silver badges. I have one of the patches somewhere around here.
Jason (Email) - 09/20/11 - 22:41

Ok, I see the shoulder pin now – I’m thinking Garner PD. Clayton wore the town patch on the right during that era, then late 70’s switched to flag on shoulder before going to double agency patches in the early 80’s.
Jason (Email) - 09/20/11 - 22:44

Guy on the left – Bob Parrish, guy on the far right Bob Briggs (sp) was a mechanic for Beacon in the 70’s. Guy next to the officer last name was Whitfield (I believe). Picture had to be from the early 70’s.
BOB - 09/24/11 - 15:25

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