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By Tina Dickson
Mukilteo Historical Society 

Speeding and barking dogs: Early days of the Mukilteo Police Department | Muk Revisited


Last updated 9/9/2020 at 12:24pm

Photo courtesy of Mukilteo Historical Society

Charlie Hurd, 1951

Speeding on 5th Street, congestion due to ferry traffic, barking dogs – these are some of the things that have been affecting the residents of Mukilteo since the early 1900s and are still an issue today. As one of the oldest inhabited areas on Puget Sound, Mukilteo was home to a large lumber mill, a hotel, and several commercial establishments. Until the 1940s Mukilteo was not yet incorporated as a town and the residents looked after themselves. With only about 600 residents, doors were not locked and people policed themselves.

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