Today’s photo is of a fellow in his police uniform, posed on the sidewalk in September ’66. On the back of the photo it is noted “Air police, Ent Air Base, Dick – Colorado Springs, Colorado.”
Ent Air Base is an United States Air Force base established at the site of a former sanatorium and was active between 1951-1976. It was one of the original sites of the NORAD command prior to its relocation deep in the mountains. After Ent was closed it was converted to an Olympic training facility. It was dependent on Peterson AFB in Colorado because Peterson had a runway and Ent did not. Sounds like a funny way to run an air base with no runway…
I have decided to recycle this post for a Sepia Saturday post because it perfectly meets the challenge of a law enforcement photo. Does anyone else see a resemblance between Dick in the photo up there and a fellow named Barney Fife?
Head over to Sepia Saturday for other images of law enforcement officers, bicycles, photobombs and other perpetrations in sepia.