Traffic Officer John Hitty of Wardsville suffered a broken kneecap and will be laid up for two months as the result of a chase after a speeding motorist. On Friday night, as he sped along No. 2 Highway in the Wardsville District after a car travelling at a high rate of speed, the lights of his motorcycle went out. Before he could bring the cycle to a stop it went into the ditch in the darkness and overturned up0n him.
October 24, 1935, Transcript & Free Press.