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Grove City in Mercer County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Police Chief Charles "Charlie" Ray

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., April 10, 2021
1. Police Chief Charles "Charlie" Ray Marker
Inscription.  

Police protection began in 1910 with one officer. Charles "Charlie" Ray, the first police chief, served from 1918 to 1935. Except for special occasions, he worked the streets himself. When needed, the Chief whistled down a car and jumped on the running board to get to a crime scene.

 
Erected by the Borough of Grove City and Louise Swarts Clarke and Family.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Law Enforcement. A significant historical year for this entry is 1910.
 
Location. 41° 9.632′ N, 80° 5.185′ W. Marker is in Grove City, Pennsylvania, in Mercer County. Marker is on Broad Street (Pennsylvania Route 208) north of Pine Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 135 South Broad Street, Grove City PA 16127, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Montgomery Broom Factory (here, next to this marker); Slippery Rock & Grove City Railway (here, next to this marker); DeFrance Drug Store History (a few steps from this marker); Pioneer Aviator Earl Saundt's Demise (a few steps from
Police Chief Charles "Charlie" Ray Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 10, 2021
2. Police Chief Charles "Charlie" Ray Marker
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this marker); Company M, 112th Infantry Regiment, in World War I (a few steps from this marker); Grove City Hospital (within shouting distance of this marker); Bashline-Rossman Hospital (within shouting distance of this marker); James V. Perry and WEDA-FM (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grove City.
 
More about this marker. Marker is on one in a series of low sandstone obelisks along South Broad Street (the downtown commercial district) with markers on three sides and a cast Borough of Grove City emblem on the fourth side (facing the street).
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on April 16, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 16, 2021, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 31 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 16, 2021, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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