Brooklyn Center’s Contribution to State Patrol Honored at Capitol
The State Patrol celebrates 90 years this year. Its history is traced to Brooklyn Center’s most prominent pioneer, Earle Brown. He was the department’s first chief back in 1929.
During that time, the agency was called the Minnesota Highway Patrol.
We want to make sure that we’re honoring the people before us who we’re able to give us the privilege to serve in this state and serve as troopers in this state,” said Lt. Gordon Shank, from the Minnesota State Patrol. “It’s interesting to see how we progressed from what cars we were using until what we have now.”
At the exhibit on State Capitol steps, people seemed particularly interested in the older vehicles on display.