Photos show Billings cops on the beat in the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s

Take a look at these vintage photos of Billings police officers as they patrol the streets of the Magic City.

Photos: Strange tales from the Billings Gazette archives

Some photos are pulled from the Billings Gazette archives with a specific purpose in mind, such as a retrospective on a particular topic, a newsworthy obituary or an anniversary of a well-known event. But some photos are simply pulled out of curiosity, their backstories not immediately known…