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A tradition of service to the community...

BBPD Employees 1950-52
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The above photo shows Broken Bow Police Department employees from 1950 to 1952. They include (back row, from left) Orville "Hap" Kruser, J. Y. Smith, Bob Ingrahm, (front row, from left) Chief Oscar Wooters and Bill Gerhman.

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June 9, 1938 was the first day that police officers wore uniforms in Broken Bow.

BBPD staff in 1975
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Department staff in 1977
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Broken Bow's head law enforcement officers were known as marshals from 1890 to the 1920's. Later the title was changed to Chief of Police. In some years, more than one Marshal or Chief led the department. The following list includes names of Marshals or Chiefs from the present back to 1889:

Chief Steve Scott
2005-Present
Acting Chief Roy Crites
2005
Chief Dan Hanson
1998-05
Chief Dennis Patrick
1990-98
Acting Chief Carl Speer
1989
Chief Loyal Muhlbach
1980-89
Chief Robert Jatczak
1975-80
Chief Orval "Hap" Kruser
1956-75
Chief Oscar Wooters
1952-56
Chief Henry Coffman
1948-52
Chief Frank J. Crable and Chief J.Y. Smith
1940-47
Chief Henry Choffel
1930's
Records are missing from the 1930's to early 1920's. Some of the chiefs or marshals in that period included: Oscar M Eubank, Lester L. Smith, George Kindness and Fred Reeder.
Chiefs or marshals in earlier years were:
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Ed Molloy, E. Draper & William Davis
1911
W. Cannon & John Kensell
1906
Pliny W. Towsley
1898-1920's
W.G. Montgomery & James Dooley
1897
William Barrett,  F.H. King & E. F. Molloy
1894-96
William S. Boyce & W. H. Shackleford
1893

Charles Penn & W.H. Shackleford-nights

1891-92
Isaac Merchant & J.J. Crable
1890
I.N. Pershal
1889