The year 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the New York State Police and to celebrate a century of public service various events (open houses, memorabilia displays, etc) will be held across the State. The “kick off” to this party took place last week at the NYS Fairgrounds where this 1941 International KB was on display.
Now lest ye be confused this International is an original NYSP vehicle that once belonged to Troop D in the Oneida, NY area for many years. Back in those days it hauled a trailer of radio equipment. Think of it as the precursor to the mobile command units often seen at big emergencies today. After years of service the KB went into hiding and was presumed gone for good. Thankfully that was not the case and it was eventually found in a barn near Oriskany Falls, NY. Ed, a retired trooper himself, provided this photo and recounts that he probably drove by this truck in hiding countless times while on patrol. A barn find to the fullest!
Currently part of the Tackaberry Collection this truck is graciously brought to various functions from time to time. Now, if someone could only find that trailer….have you checked your local barn lately?