Did you know first speeding ticket ever was written in Dayton?

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The Dayton Police Department has served the community for 150 years. On April 16, 1867 the “Commissioners of Police” were appointed by the state to form the Dayton Metropolitan Police Force, the third police department in Ohio, according to the Dayton Police History Foundation.

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The Dayton Police Department is marking 150 years of service to the community.

The rich history of the department is filled with historic firsts and memorable anecdotes.

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Here are 3 remarkable things you should know:

1. Slow down. The world's first speeding ticket was written by the Dayton Police Department in 1904, according to the Dayton Police History Foundation. The ticket was issued to Harry Myers on West Third Street for traveling 12 mph.

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2. Get that gangster. After a nine-year stint in prison, infamous gangster John Dillinger was arrested by Dayton police in 1933. The hooligan, who had been visiting a local girlfriend at her boarding house, was caught on West First Street.

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3. Two-wheeler. The nation's first police motorcycle patrol was established in Dayton in 1911. Four motorcycles were purchased and assigned to the Second and Third Precincts. By the 1920s the squad had expanded to become the largest motorized patrol unit until automobiles took over.