One Snowy Night in Carleton Place — A Short Memoir by Dennis Lloyd

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One Snowy Night in Carleton Place — A Short Memoir by Dennis Lloyd

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Karen McGee Thank you so much for this photo..
I found this photo among my Dads things. C. P. Police in 1982 in front of station when still at the townhall.. Fr. Row r/l Brian Sonnenburg, Wayne Drummond, my Dad Chief Ray McIsaac, J. Dezell, Jim Birtch, Back r/l/?, ?, Ronnie Latham, Terry Williams.

Dennis– this story was way to good when you posted in my timeline… Had to post it LOLOL- Linda

One snowy night I spent most of the night in Carleton Place jail. My buddy played guitar and sang at the Legion, and I played spoons. On this night, we were not drinking at all, and at evening’s end assisted the Legion ladies by carrying the cases of empties downstairs for them. Upon leaving around 1:30 to heavy snow, I invited my buddy back to my place so I could drive him home.

On Bridge Street, a town cop car (before OPP) stopped and we were requested to get into the cruiser. After our protests, we were escorted to jail which was then located in the Town Hall.

After much discussion, we were informed that it was a “slow night” – and would my buddy play guitar for them? He entertained them until 4am, and we were allowed to go. I lived just around the corner, so I walked home. The sargeant – my buddy’s cousin – insisted on driving him home.

The next day, I was informed that, upon pulling into the driveway, the sergeant turned on the cruiser’s flashing lights, knowing that his parents’ bedroom window was right there above the garage. He had lots of convincing to do next morning…

I LOVE Carleton Place!

Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum


Midnight at the museum part 2: These handcuffs were used by the Carleton Place Police Force until they were taken over by the O.P.P. in 2003. If only they could speak, we’re sure they could tell us a million interesting stories.

The Sometimes “Keystone Cops Moments” of the Carleton Place Police

The Carleton Place Police – Whatcha’ Goin’ to Do When They Come For You?

What’s in the Back Seat? Another Story of Our Carleton Place Police Force

Women Gave Police Lots of Trouble in the 1800s

Constable George McDonald — The Fearless Mermaid of Carleton Place?

Big Frank Rose –The First OPP Officer in Lanark County

Ray McIsaac Files- 1960 Ray Hedderson

What’s in a Picture?- Mill Street– Ray Paquette

Who You Going to Call? The Constables of 1861

About lindaseccaspina

Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

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