Police & Fire

Yorktown of Yesteryear: Police Headquarters Groundbreaking, 1971

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Town Supervisor Dante Spadaccia and Police Chief Charles Valentine break ground on the new police headquarters as others officials and officers look on. Credits: Jim Morgan
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Credits: Jim Morgan
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Sgt. Frank Brescia, contractor Ed Kelly, Town Supervisor Dante Spadaccia and Police Chief Charles Valentine Credits: Jim Morgan
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Sgt. Frank Brescia and Police Chief Charles Valentine Credits: Jim Morgan
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Town Supervisor Dante Spadaccia and Police Chief Charles Valentine Credits: Jim Morgan
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Town Supervisor Dante Spadaccia and Police Chief Charles Valentine Credits: Jim Morgan
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Town Supervisor Dante Spadaccia and Police Chief Charles Valentine Credits: Jim Morgan
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YORKTOWN, N.Y. - A groundbreaking ceremony was held for the modern day Yorktown Police Department headquarters in July 1971. According to an article published in the The Evening Star: "A host of town officials watched Supervisor Dante E. Spadaccia take a special gold shovel in hand and heave a few good-sized chunks of earth into the air...The new building has been in the planning stage for about two years, and will be located on Route 202 across from the Methodist Church. The site is now a grassy field, but in about a week, bulldozers will start excavation..."

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