Phoenix Police Officer Thurold Robert “Lefty” Mofford, Mofford was a long time Phoenix resident. He had an early career as a professional baseball player. His name “Lefty”, came from his left arm picturing style and pitched for the Washington Senators.
There is Nothing Quite so Up-To-Date as a Patrol Wagon. Who Wants the First Ride in It? Really, Phoenix is growing more Metropolitain every day. The motorcycle cop has come and now the city is to have a patrol wagon.
We have a full motorcycle squad in the Phoenix Police Department, under Sergeant Ernest A. Littlefield, who has formed one of the finest units in the West. The men are well trained in riot duty, using their motorcycles to form mobile wedges, diagonal, and a deployed line—methods which have proven very successful in moving and controlling large crowds. They form themselves into a regular drill team, which looks quite “snappy” with white uniforms and white machines.