And if the Mass. SP are anything like the Connecticut SP....he had full private use of his cruiser...therefore didn’t pay any property taxes on it, maintenance or fuel costs.....He also had clothing/cleaning food allowances....in the last three years before his retirement he padded his take home average with overtime pay....and had full medical dental plans for himself and his wife.
I was born in a 'burb of Boston in 1948. I awoke around '53 or 4.
I ran away when I was somewhere in the 8 or 9 age area and I remember my older brother ( 14? 15? )had a cop stop the Mueen Mary I was on because he suspected I had taken a joy ride to Dedham, but had to turn around and come back to where I started (It's complicated unless you understand 1960's Boston area public transportation)
(A queen Mary is the yellow/orange trolley of the time)
Anyway .. I love Rockwell's art and his ability to capture about 95% of my childhood.