My book is now available to be purchased at Knapp's Furniture and Muskoka Shipyards.
JUST RELEASED !!!
My purpose in writing the book is to resurrect a small part of history on the Gravenhurst Police Department and to remember and recognize those officers who swore an oath to serve and protect the citizens of the Village, and later the Town of Gravenhurst. Little history has been recorded on the dissolved Gravenhurst Police Department. Official town history books are mute on this subject and historical records have unfortunately been destroyed or lost over time.
I am happy to report that my book has now been released. Copies of this 117 page 8.5" X 11" landscaped book are available in Gravenhurst at:
Muskoka Steamships and Discovery Centre
275 Steamship Bay Road Gravenhurst, ON P1P 1Z9
Knapp's Gravenhurst Furniture
171 Muskoka Rd.S.
at the Muskoka Wharf
908 Bay St.
The book is also available in Bracebridge at:
24 Manitoba St.
Bracebridge, ON P1L 1R9.
Or you may order your copy today using the CONTACT tab or by emailing email@example.com. The book is printed in black and white with a coloured covered. The book is $24.95 plus $8.00 shipping anywhere in Canada.
A sequel may be written after more information is received and verified. If anyone can provide the writer with any further information, pictures, or police memorabilia (patches, badges, uniforms or other equipment) about the Gravenhurst Police Department please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I am a member of the Canadian Police Insignia Collectors Association. This book is also a historical record of the uniforms, patches, and badges of the Gravenhurst Police.
The book, website and publishing costs have all been incurred by the author. No funding has been provided by any other person, Corporation or government agency.
Chief Sloan served 25 years with the Gravenhurst Police Department from 1888 - 1914. Read about a murder that took place in Gravenhurst with the suspect being arrested in New York State. The murder investigation received international attention from the Uttica Globe and the Toronto Star. The murderer was found guilty and was the first of two men hung in Bracebridge, Ontario.
An index of Chiefs of Police and officers has been compiled in order of their first year of service. Meet the officers who served and protected Gravenhurst in conditions where their different offices and jail were condemned by the Grand Jury.
Read about the Departments Community Services projects and the officers who volunteered their time. Continue to read about the conflict over the officer's salaries and the resignation of three Councillors at one meeting.
There is also a chapter on,"Would You Wear The Blue". Frightening stories involving your community and your officers.
Check out all of the cruisers that the GPD used starting with their first ride a 1957 Chevrolet. Read about their communications network and how it evolved.
Read and view the uniforms, patches and badges worn by the Gravenhurst Police Department over the years.