Friday, March 2, 2018
Sycamore's Mayor Runs Down "Silent Cop" in 1917
From the September 13, 2017, MidWeek "Looking Back."
1917, 100 Years Ago.
"Mayor Brown of Sycamore was returning home last evening in his Buick car at about 10:30 when he endeavored to run over one of the poor, unprotected 'silent cops' in the county seat (Sycamore).
"Whether he thought the Buick would go home without further attention or not, we do not know. Nevertheless, the cop resented such treatment and entangled itself with the mechanism of the machine to such an extent, in fact, that they had to stop and carefully carry him from under the machine to his former dignified position on the main thoroughfare, slightly the worse for the accident."
Of course, "silent cops" were a traffic control device used back then. Check out the Silent Policeman label.
With Mayors Like This, We're All In Danger. --RoadDog