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Video: Seattle Cop Patrols In Vintage Cruiser

April 26, 2013  | 

VIDEO: Seattle PD's Vintage Patrol Car

Veteran Seattle Police Officer Jim Ritter responds to calls downtown not in a Crown Vic or any of the new wave of patrol cars. He prefers a restored 1970 Plymouth Satellite.

The cruiser is part of the Seattle Metropolitan Police Museum, a non-profit that Ritter founded In 1997. Ritter and volunteers have 14 vintage police cars. They have restored six vehicles for the King County Sheriff's Office, Washington State Patrol and the Seattle Police Department, and are in the process of fixing up another eight, which includes a 1979 Dodge Aspen.

Ritter uses the Plymouth as his everyday cruiser under a special agreement with the Seattle PD, reports the Associated Press.

Comments (3)

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OfficerJason @ 4/26/2013 10:53 AM

Now thats a great story right there. I think it would be a blast to patrol in old iron if only for the looks and questions you would get when making a traffic stop

Trigger @ 4/29/2013 3:13 PM

He better be careful, he may have to apologize for for using something out of the departments past as did the new chief!!

Hammer @ 5/2/2013 5:12 AM

The fact the some PD's can't afford to up grade thier equipment that is needed is a shame that money is being wasted on cars not need for Police work. Terrible waste of taxpayers money.....If you have extra money give it to PD's that need equipment. I haven't had a raise in 4 yrs, I could use a tatical light for my M4 or shotgun but we don't have the money for it.

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