Share our heritage | Bellefonte Police Department in 1975

Pictured above is the Bellefonte Police Department in 1975.
Pictured above is the Bellefonte Police Department in 1975. Photo provided

Each Monday, the Centre Daily Times will publish an installment in our “Share our Heritage” series, featuring photos from Centre County’s past. Today’s photo is from retired Bellefonte Chief of Police Les McClellan.

He wrote: “This is a picture of the 1975 Bellefonte Police Dept., Bellefonte, Pa.

“In the front row, starting on the left, is Howard Casper and Gary Shaw.

“The second row is Mayor Neil Wiggin, Chief Donald “Duffy” Smith, Fred Smith, Sgt. Wade Witmer and Lt. Les McClellan.

“The third row is Sherman Lowry, Gerald Gallagher, Alton Nevling and Randall Zellers.”

Readers can contribute to the “Share our Heritage” series by sharing their own photos. Just drop off or mail copies of the photos to Centre Daily Times, 3400 E. College Ave., State College, PA 16801 or email them to Audience Engagement Editor Laurie Jones at Provide as much information as you can. All photos in the weekly series are placed in a “Share our Heritage” gallery at If you have any questions about this series, Jones can be reached at 231-6461.