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Steward of safety: Clyde Hoffman retires as state patrol bus inspector

Published 09/29/2012, Worthington Daily Globe

WORTHINGTON — When Clyde Hoffman started his job as a vehicle inspector with the Minnesota State Patrol, carbon paper was a valuable commodity because all the reports had to be submitted in triplicate. “Good carbon paper was like gold,” he recalled with a laugh. “We actually had supplies hidden. Then we sent to self-carbonization — what an upgrade! — and then gradually into computers.”

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