Here we have the Sanger Police department photo, 1964. Whoever had the photo wrote down everyone’s name. Thank you, unknown person! I assume (R) means retired, but it could actually mean regular, meaning the person was on the regular shift, not the volunteer shift, but that’s a complete guess. There’s a Sanger, CA, and a Sanger, TX, both localities which would have more Hispanics on the force than elsewhere in 1964. There’s a palm tree in the far background so my guess is this is California.
Don Shepherd, Bob Galloway, Bill Arneson, Andy Padilla, “Phil”, Larry Jones, Bill Les Perance, Finis Shepherd (R), Bruce Presley (R)
Dale Hufford, Ken Walker, Ervin Metzler, Chief Carl Armstrong, Chas McVay, Bob Bustamante, Richard Hoveiler (R), Elliott Martinez (R)
UPDATE: Thanks to our great readers, we have confirmation that this is Sanger, CA and the photo was taken at 5th Street and Academy Ave. Iggy also suggested the (R) designation means “rookie” and that sounds better than “retired” for some of these young guys. Thank you everyone!!