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MOTORCYCLE POLICE

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MOTORCYCLE POLICE. The first motorcycle policeman was John J. Berlinger who was appointed by Mayor Saul in July, 1914. The city council had previously authorized the purchase of the police department's first motorcycle. He started duty on July 13, 1914.

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"Mayor Saul Names Motorcycle Man," Dubuque Telegraph-Herald, July 12, 1914, p. 7