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It serves as a reminder that police officers in city centres like Bradford, where I started in January 1966, patrolled on foot in all weathers armed with a bit of wood in an elongated trouser pocket and a whistle. No car, no radio, no body armour, taser - and definitely no baseball cap.
It sort of summed up for me a, thankfully, bygone age when coppers got wet and cold. But I wouldn't have missed it for the world.