July 26, 2014

Norfolk museum pays tribute to 75 years of the Nebraska State Patrol (AUDIO)

The Nebraska State Patrol is celebrating 75 years of service to the state.

And the Elkhorn Valley Museum and Research Center in Norfolk is helping with the celebration. A new exhibit at the museum pays tribute to the patrol’s anniversary.

Trooper Bill Price helped organize the exhibit. He says Nebraskans should enjoy it.

“You know what, if they like history and if they’d like to know about the patrol and just how things have evolved over the years, it’s just a great display. It brings back a lot of memories, just a lot of changes,” Price says. “There’s nothing else like this in the state currently.”

The exhibit includes a 60-year-old patrol car that could reach up to 100 miles per hour, plus original uniforms, photographs and tributes to troopers who have died in the line of duty, among many other items.

It runs through November third at the museum in Norfolk.

By Jim Curry, WJAG

AUDIO: Jim Curry, WJAG, reports [:35]