The History of Richfield Police Department Motorcycle Unit
Richfield Police Department received its first motorcycle from the Fred Babcock VFW post (Babcock was a Richfield officer killed in line of duty in 1949) in 1955. Bob Carstenbrock was the only officer riding at that time but he later trained in others. Richfield had a Harley until about 1977 when it was involved in an accident. In 1978 the department bought a Kawasaki that was a 1000 cc,. The department had that for several years until it was involved in an accident. In the early 2000s Richfield Police Department began leasing a Harley, and then decided to purchase one about 2007. Richfield Police Department now has three officers certified to ride.
Richfield Police Officer Ron Holt
Richfield Police Officer Barry Fritz on 1978 Kawasaki KZ 1000 Police