Long Island Press, August 12th 1965
Sure, that’s a Checker car being inspected by Suffolk Deputy Inspector George McMullen….but don’t call it a taxi! Although Checker cars, designed for long, rough service. are traditionally uses as cabs, this one is being tried out as a squad car by Suffolk police.
The car, equipped with revolving lights, sirens radios and the same markings as all Suffolk police cruisers, is assign to a sector in Patchogue, which includes a busy downtown area, a development and high speed portion of Sunrise Highway.
The car’s manufacture says it will easily run for more than 200,000 miles. The average squad car, which runs 24 hours a day, lasts for two years or 70,000 to 80,000 miles.