Sharon Police & Fire Museum

Sharon Police & Fire Museum The Sharon Police & Fire Museum provides the visitor with a timeline of law enforcement and firefighting for Sharon, Massachusetts and the USA through a unique collection of artifacts, photographs and historical documents.
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A few Boston Police historical photos and artifacts!(Sharon Police & Fire Museum collection)
01/02/2021

A few Boston Police historical photos and artifacts!
(Sharon Police & Fire Museum collection)

Chicago Police Patrol Station Call Box, circa early 1900's.Cops on the beat used call boxes to communicate with their he...
11/30/2020

Chicago Police Patrol Station Call Box, circa early 1900's.

Cops on the beat used call boxes to communicate with their headquarters. They carried a call box key to open the box and either call in using the phone or could use the telegraph key inside to send a message via "Morse code". Some of these boxes also had an automatic mechanism which only required the officer to pull down on a lever. In doing so, a telegraphic message would be sent to HQ identifying the box number. The dispatcher receiving the message would match the box number with the box location and send a patrol wagon to that location to assist the officer with whatever was the issue. It also worked in reverse, where HQ could call the box which activated bells located in the box and caused the light to flash at the top of the box if so equipped. The beat officer would hear the ringing bells and/or see the flashing light and proceed to the box to call HQ for instructions.

No radios or cell phones back in those days!

BROCKTON FIRE DEPARTMENT IN ACTION!
08/09/2020

BROCKTON FIRE DEPARTMENT IN ACTION!

Martha McSally
06/30/2020
Martha McSally

Martha McSally

Today, we remember the 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots who lost their lives defending their communities from the Yarnell Hill Fire. Thinking of their loved ones and the Prescott-area community today.

Very cool Boston Police press photo referencing the BOSTON STRANGLER, January 24, 1963.
04/25/2020

Very cool Boston Police press photo referencing the BOSTON STRANGLER, January 24, 1963.

Photo #1: Sharon Police badges and whistles.Photo #2: My Detective "stuff" and Sergeant stripesPhoto #3: Off of the door...
04/18/2020

Photo #1: Sharon Police badges and whistles.
Photo #2: My Detective "stuff" and Sergeant stripes
Photo #3: Off of the doors at the old Sharon Police station

Sharon Police Department1989Family Week, Parade Marching Unit
04/09/2020

Sharon Police Department
1989
Family Week, Parade Marching Unit

A couple vintage pedal fire cars at the Sharon Police and Fire Museum.
04/06/2020

A couple vintage pedal fire cars at the Sharon Police and Fire Museum.

Brockton, Massachusetts Police Department Collection           (Sharon Police & Fire Museum)
03/22/2020

Brockton, Massachusetts Police Department Collection
(Sharon Police & Fire Museum)

Sharon Police Department History
03/06/2020

Sharon Police Department History

Sharon Police Department History

P. O. Square, 1907.Sharon Train Depot, 1860.
03/06/2020

P. O. Square, 1907.
Sharon Train Depot, 1860.

Sharon parade, late 1980's. Recognize any faces here? Patrolman Don Williams and I participated, (now Lieutenant William...
02/25/2020

Sharon parade, late 1980's. Recognize any faces here? Patrolman Don Williams and I participated, (now Lieutenant Williams). Lieutenant Williams is retiring shortly. I had the honor and pleasure of serving with him for 28 years. We are losing a top notch, outstanding police officer. Best of luck to him in his retirement!

SHARON FIRE DEPARTMENTHere are some vintage photos of our courageous firefighters! Recognize some of these lads?
02/16/2020

SHARON FIRE DEPARTMENT
Here are some vintage photos of our courageous firefighters! Recognize some of these lads?

Sharon's P. O. Square in the late 1800's, early 1900's. Our historical fountain/trough appears many times!
02/16/2020

Sharon's P. O. Square in the late 1800's, early 1900's. Our historical fountain/trough appears many times!

A pub in Dingle, Ireland. Looks like a lot of Yankee cops tipped back a few here!
02/07/2020

A pub in Dingle, Ireland. Looks like a lot of Yankee cops tipped back a few here!

Sharon P. O. Square, 1922, parade.
01/27/2020

Sharon P. O. Square, 1922, parade.

This beautiful painting is powerful in it's message. It was painted by well known artist, Daniel Michael Canavan, in 197...
12/02/2019

This beautiful painting is powerful in it's message. It was painted by well known artist, Daniel Michael Canavan, in 1973, for the cover of "American Opinion Magazine". Daniel Canavan, a WWII combat veteran, was a professional artist and painted covers for the American Opinion Magazine for over twenty years. He was born in 1924 and died in 2011 in Augusta, Maine.

This painting is now on display at the Sharon Police and Fire Museum.

A look back at Sharon P.D.'s finest, 1970's!
11/22/2019

A look back at Sharon P.D.'s finest, 1970's!

Sharon Advocate, Page 1, March 17, 1913: "POLICE CAPTURED HOLD-UP MEN"
10/30/2019

Sharon Advocate, Page 1, March 17, 1913: "POLICE CAPTURED HOLD-UP MEN"

Massachusetts Environmental Police group photo, 1970's/80's? Not sure but great photo, on display at the museum!
10/05/2019

Massachusetts Environmental Police group photo, 1970's/80's? Not sure but great photo, on display at the museum!

Mansfield Police Force 1909! (On display at the museum.)
09/27/2019

Mansfield Police Force 1909!

(On display at the museum.)

09/18/2019
Boston 25 News

Rest In Peace American hero.

A sad scene in Farmington, Maine where first responders gathered to pay their respects for Captain Michael Bell as his body was escorted back to his hometown yesterday. He was killed in a gas explosion that leveled a building Monday morning. Thank you for your service, Captain Bell. Our hearts are with his family and the entire Farmington community. boston25.com/2LVn4Ow

Sharon Police Detective Sergeant Harold ("Hap") Donovan on right & Detective Patrolman J. J. McGrath on left, 1990. Hap ...
08/31/2019

Sharon Police Detective Sergeant Harold ("Hap") Donovan on right & Detective Patrolman J. J. McGrath on left, 1990. Hap was the very best! There was no one in Sharon that didn't know him. He helped out so many residents, kids, families and always above and beyond his duties patrolling the streets of Sharon. He's been gone awhile now, but always remembered. Semper Fi.

May 16, 1973: Sharon Patrolman Stephen Metrick, Sharon P.D.'s Safety Officer, with six Safety Patrol Representatives fro...
08/27/2019

May 16, 1973: Sharon Patrolman Stephen Metrick, Sharon P.D.'s Safety Officer, with six Safety Patrol Representatives from the Sharon Intermediate School (Wilbur School), on their way to Washington DC. Students: Paul Fleming, David Golberg, Howard Barron, Janet Gulla, Sheila Sloan and Sharon Keane.

Photo #1: Sharon Patrolman Robert McGrath in the 1970's. First McGrath to served on the Sharon Police Department.Photo #...
07/21/2019

Photo #1: Sharon Patrolman Robert McGrath in the 1970's. First McGrath to served on the Sharon Police Department.

Photo #2: On left; Sharon Special Police Patrolman J. J. McGrath with brother, Sharon Police Patrolman William McGrath, on his graduation day from the police academy in 1985.

New York City Police. A few items in our collection and displayed at the museum.
07/21/2019

New York City Police. A few items in our collection and displayed at the museum.

P. O. Square in Sharon, Patrolman Mann directing traffic at accident scene. Police cruiser is a 1977 Pontiac Lemans.
07/19/2019

P. O. Square in Sharon, Patrolman Mann directing traffic at accident scene. Police cruiser is a 1977 Pontiac Lemans.

Fall River Fire Museum
07/19/2019

Fall River Fire Museum

Join us on Saturday July 27th see the flyer for more information!!

October, 1991, at the dedication of the National Law Enforcement Memorial Wall in Washington DC. I was there to represen...
07/19/2019

October, 1991, at the dedication of the National Law Enforcement Memorial Wall in Washington DC. I was there to represent Sharon Police Auxiliary Patrolman Stratford Allen's family, the Sharon Police Department and the citizens of Sharon. Patrolman Allen's name is inscribed on the beautiful wall to honor and remember his line of duty death on July 6, 1966.

Found this framed print of a Boston Fire Department boat in a small shop in Rhode Island. Now, it's at the museum!
07/18/2019

Found this framed print of a Boston Fire Department boat in a small shop in Rhode Island. Now, it's at the museum!

Sharon P. O. Square, police cruiser in the designated police parking spot in front of the Sharon Cooperative Bank, corne...
07/14/2019

Sharon P. O. Square, police cruiser in the designated police parking spot in front of the Sharon Cooperative Bank, corner of South Main Street and Depot Street, 1976.

Notice there is no traffic light then, just the small island divider in the center.

July 2, 1920 Boston Globe article. Sharon Police Chief James McTiernan was originally a Boston Firefighter (photo attach...
07/10/2019

July 2, 1920 Boston Globe article. Sharon Police Chief James McTiernan was originally a Boston Firefighter (photo attached) starting in 1900. He became Sharon Police Chief June 26, 1919 and served until December 31, 1920. He was a tall, rugged Irishman and was involved in a shootout with "bandits" in Sharon during his service. He returned to firefighting in Boston after his service as chief in Sharon and retired there years later with a disability.

Okay, old fart Sharonites!! Who remembers the awesome blast of the fire horns from the top of the old fire station? I be...
07/02/2019

Okay, old fart Sharonites!! Who remembers the awesome blast of the fire horns from the top of the old fire station? I bet I know what you waited to hear early morning on a school day when it was snowing overnight! Oh, yes I do! Remember how exciting it was when you heard the horns start blasting and you counted with your heart in your throat, hoping and praying it would blast 7 - 3 - 3, and then it did?!!!!

When the old fire station came down I requested the horns be saved. Thanks SFD Chief Wright! They are presently on display at the Museum along side the 1800's Gamewell mechanism utilized to make those magic horns do their thing!

U.S. Senator Martha McSally
06/30/2019
U.S. Senator Martha McSally

U.S. Senator Martha McSally

Today, we pay tribute to the lives of the 19 brave firefighters and hotshots who lost their lives fighting the Yarnell Fire six years ago. These heroes put their lives on the line to protect othersโ€”and for that, we are very grateful.

This Sharon Fire Department Hook & Ladder #1 badge is, I believe, the oldest badge existing for SFD, dating to the late ...
06/27/2019

This Sharon Fire Department Hook & Ladder #1 badge is, I believe, the oldest badge existing for SFD, dating to the late 1800's. It is on display at the Sharon Police & Fire Museum courtesy of the Litttlefield family.

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Wow I wsas a boarding student there Sept 67-June 68 I thoughtthere was something creepy abou some of the brothers although some were OK
Metropolitan Parks Commission restored call box #21
From today's Tacoma News Tribune - police technology c1941. Might still work well admonishing folks on their cell phones, but probably inefficient in a high speed pursuit.