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In the 1930s the work of the F.B.I. popularized the use of scientific aids in the tracking down and conviction of criminals. It is not surprising then that when former F.B.I. man Edward Scheidt became North Carolina's Commissioner of Motor Vehicles, the state began placing emphasis and reliance on scientific devices to combat crime and accidents.
Sherrill details the history of the North Carolina State Highway Patrol as it observes its Silver Anniversary.