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Francisco Bay Bridges which are well lighted," Crittenden said. Highway Patrol Will Funds For 150 More McClatchy Newspapers Service SACRAMENTO--Bradford Crittenden, commissioner commissioner of the state highway patrol, today announced seek funds for from 100 to 150 additional patrolmen next year's budget session of the legislature. But, Crittenden stated, this would be far from the number number sufficent to provide two man patrol cars at, all times throughout the state. There is some question, he stated, whether this would be necessary. necessary. He said to put two men in patrol cars on all shifts would almost double the total cost of operating the highway highway patrol. Crittenden pointed out some legislatures previous to that of this year frowned on expanding expanding the patrol. During the 1963 session, the patrol asked for 75 additional men; but got 150. "We hope the lawmakers 1 will continue to recognize the need," he said. He pointed out, in reply to a,suggestion from Assemblyman Assemblyman Edwin E. L. Z'berg of Sacramento County that two man p a t r o l cars be made standard, that this is substantially substantially the case now. "Two man cars are mandatory mandatory after 10 PM rxcept on the Golden Gate and San Patrolman Glenn W. Carlson, Carlson, who was shot and by an escaping bank robber near Truckee, Nevada County, County, last week, was traveling alone. The shooting occurred before before 10 PM. However, Crittenden said, another patrol car was only two minutes away when tragedy occurred and there still might have been a shooting if two men had been the patrol cars. Outside the mandatory 10 PM rule set by headquarters, headquarters, local patrol zone commanders commanders h a v e authority establish the rules. Basically, most state man cars after darkness. However, he said the local conditions are flexible depending depending upon vacation seasons, seasons, density of traffic and other considerations. remote places of the are able to have two

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  1. The Fresno Bee The Republican,
  2. 20 Nov 1963, Wed,
  3. Page 1

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