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.