Marshals and Police Chiefs

This list of marshals was taken from information gained in the minutes from the Republic City record books, as listed in the Republic, Missouri  History and Families History book printed 2007.

Marshal’s

John F Cliborne          Jul 17, 1897-Sep 9, 1897

Henry Hayes                Sep. 9, 1897-Apr 12, 1898

Bill Collison                  Apr 12, 1898-Apr 5, 1899

J. O. Kerr                       Apr 5, 1899-Apr 17, 1899

W. J. O’Neal                  Apr 17, 1899–Jul 17, 1899

John F. Clibrone           Jul 17, 1899-Oct 23, 1899

William Collison            Oct 23, 1899-Apr 4, 1900

Joseph Pearce                Apr 4, 1900-Dec 22, 1900

J. M. Hill                          Dec  22, 1900-Apr 7, 1902

P. M. Young                     Apr 7, 1902-Apr 11, 1904

James G. Blades              Apr 11, 1904-Nov 23, 1904

E. F. Collison                    Nov 23, 1904-Aug 7, 1905

Special Police

J. A. Britain                       Aug 7, 1905-Jun 5, 1906

Marshal’s

E. F. Collison                      Jun 5, 1906-1910

Thanks to Robert Kohlstedt, Historian for the El Dorado County Sheriffs Office, in California, found that Claybourne Newton Coker was  the Republic Marshal in these missing records.

records missing were 1910 through  April 8 1912

C. N. Coker                          1910 – Apr 7, 1912

Sam Williams                       Apr 8, 1912-Apr 14, 1913

Mose Jones                           Apr 14, 1913

J. T. Carr                                Appointed to Saturday and Sunday nights and other nights as needed.

W. H. Davis                           Jul 14, 1913-Apr 10, 1916

T. F. Plumlee                         Apr 10, 1916-Apr 14, 1921

Lou Carskaden                      Apr 14, 1921-Apr 14, 1924

Samuel T. Harrison              Apr 14, 1924-Apr 9, 1928

M. S. Noe                                Apr 9, 1928-Jun 10, 1929   Council voted to place a grave marker to be inscribed “Killed in Service”

E. A. Thurman                       Jun 10, 1929-Apr 14, 1930    appointed to take M.S. Noe’s place

F. E Royston                           Apr 14, 1930-Apr 11, 1932

Mose Jones                             Apr 11, 1932-Apr 10, 1933

G. W. Thurman                      Apr 10, 1933-Apr 13, 1936

Jim Perkins                             Apr 13, 1936-Apr 10, 1939

Frank Bridges                         Apr 10, 1939-Apr 13, 1942

Jim Perkins                             Apr 13, 1942-Apr 4, 1946

Joe Gaddy                                Apr 4, 1946 won election but would not accept.  Jim Perkins appointed.

Jim Perkins                              Apr 8, 1946-Apr 14, 1947

Charlie Jones                           Apr 14, 1947-Apr 14, 1952

A. J. Hughes                             Apr 14, 1952-Apr 3, 1955

Joe Gaddy                                 Apr 3, 1955-Apr 14, 1958

Leo Owen                                   Apr 14, 1958-Apr 11, 1966

Police Chief’s

Roy Mathews                            Apr 11,. 1966-Aug 1, 1973

Bob Duvall                                 Aug 1, 1973-Aug, 1979

Eugene Blades                           Aug. to Nov. 1979 acting police chief

Sam Hartsell                              Dec 1, 1979-Apr, 1985

Roy Graves                                 Apr, 1985-May, 1986

Sam Hartsell                                May, 1986-Nov, 2001

Darrell Crick                               Nov, 2001-Apr, 2002       Interim Police Chief

Mark Lowe                                  Apr, 2002-Jan 2015

Mike Lawton                               May, 2015-present

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One Response to “Marshals and Police Chiefs”

  1. Randy Tennison Says:

    Charlie Jones was my uncle. He was also the town blacksmith.

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