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NEWS EVENTS & INFORMATION
Extensive Collection of
Old Photographs Donated to HEMC
Above photograph was found in the
collection. It was taken on May 28, 1931. A 1931 Memorial service was held to honor the Patrol
Members who had been killed in the line of duty.
This past November, the State
Police Academy in Hershey donated several filing cabinets to the Pennsylvania State Police
Historical, Educational & Memorial Center (HEMC). Stored inside these cabinets was an
extensive collection of old photographs, dating from the origin of the State Police to the l970s.
They depict some aspect of State Police history.
The photographs had been kept at the Academy for many years until it was decided the best
place for them would be in the care of HEMC. The Academy has loaned HEMC two rooms on the first
floor, in the section that in years past was the cadet dormitory. HEMC Historian Thomas Memmi has
been given the added responsibility of working with these artifacts. Tom said that the photographs
are sorted in manila folders. At some point, the folders were labeled with whatever information
was written on the back of the photos. He believes this material had been kept at Department
Headquarters before being stored at the Academy. Some photos are from the old photography section,
and some were A 1931 Memorial service was held to honor the Patrol Members who had been killed in
the line of duty. Some were taken by newspapers and sent to PSP. He has only begun to analyze the
material, but found photos from 1905.
Tom said, For me, photographs offer the best glimpse into the past, and every time
you analyze the same photo, you see something different. The photograph shown on this page
was found in the collection. It was taken on May 28, 1931, during a dedication at the Pennsylvania
Highway Patrol Training School. A stone monument was placed in honor of the 15 men of the Patrol
who (up to that time) died in the line of duty. Family members of the fallen Patrolmen,
GovernorPinchot, and other dignitaries attended the service. The stone was cut from a Pennsylvania
mountain, measured 40 inches high, and weighed three tons. Bronze tablets were set into the stone,
and the names of those killed are permanently engraved on the tablet. Since the dedication, this
memorial stone has been in the care of the Pennsylvania State Police.
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PSP-HEMC MUSEUM HOURS
The Pa State Police H.E.M.C. Operations offices are in
Hershey, PA, 187 Police Academy Drive. Office hours may vary at times but generally, you
can reach us Monday thru Friday 9:00am to 4:30pm. Tour
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If you are traveling from a distance, call ahead! (We
are closed Saturdays, Sundays and for state holidays, and occasionally closed if out of town doing a
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