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McIsaac and Cornell– Not Your Regular Guys




Do you remember Carleton Place Police Force Constable Ray McIssac, or Police Chief Herb Cornell?  In the photo they are proudly standing in front of a newly acquired Ford police cruiser on Mill Street in 1960. Look how much Mill Street has changed!–Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum


A few months ago I put this photo up on Facebook and people just went nuts. How great is this picture and today when I was searching for something on the Carleton Place and Beckwith Museum Facebook page I found these comments:


Peter BradleyHerb use to bring us moose meat when he went hunting, he would sit outside our gate on High Street with the speed trap and I would take the car numbers down for him; only Ontario plates, out of province cars were too much paperwork! He was a proper town copper. The best!

Ted Hurdis I remember them both. We had a peeping tom problem back then. He use to come every Sunday night. We couldn’t catch him and Herb said ” Boyd if you kill him make sure he is on your property ” good sound advice from the chief. Hahaha

Valerie Edwards–My memory of Herb – he would & could tell your parents what you were up to before you got home to make an excuse. Actually it was a good thing growing up with the knowledge that someone was watching out for you & they knew who you belonged to. Sure inconvenient as a kid but gave you a sense of belonging not like nowadays where no one cares.

Want to see more? Come and visit the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page– what’s there? Cool old photos–and lots of things interesting to read.

Information where you can buy all Linda Seccaspina’s books-You can also read Linda in Hometown News


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