Tenafly Fingerprint Assistance

Walter’s fingerprint training has served him well, and now he is sharing his knowledge with police departments in other Buroughs in Bergen County, New Jersey.  Tenafly Borough is several boroughs north of Ridgefield, but only about 9 miles away.

1931 03 02 - letter of thanks from Tenafly for Gallagher help with fingerprint system

March 2, 1931

Mr. George F. Darrow, Supervisor
Police Department
Borough of Ridgefield, N. J.

Dear Sir:

On behalf of the members of the Police Committee of this Borough, I wish to thank you most heartily for the assistance rendered to Lieutenant Rothacker of the Tenafly Police Department in connection with the installation of the finger printing system in our Department of Public Safety.

Doubtlessly the system will be highly beneficial to the police in their efforts to prevent and curtail criminal activities.

Trusting that this department may in the near future have the opportunity to reciprocate your generosity, and requesting you to convey our thanks to Sergeant Gallagher, I am

Very truly yours,

By: Wesley B. Swan



It’s interesting that Commissioner Swan would refer to Walter as “Sergeant,” when his promotion was still more than a month away.  Stay tuned!


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