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This is a brief history of the Cochran Police Department Chief's of Police.  Over the years the city changed the job title from Town Marshall to Chief of Police two times.  There are still some missing names and dates.  This is a work in progress.  

If anyone has any information about our former Chief's that can help fill in the blank spots, please contact Inv. Charles Ledbetter.  If anyone has any photos of the former Chief's please let us know.  We will attach them to the website.

 1886 - 1888

Charles H. Davis First Town Marshall
 1888 - 1901 J. H. Overbey Town Marshall
          - 1912 W. Hogg Chief of Police
          - 1919 G. M. Scarboro Chief of Police
1919 - 1925 J. D. Padgett Town Marshall
1925 - 1928 C. A. Chapman Town Marshall
1928 - 1937 W. C. Stocks Town Marshall
1937 - 1940 J. A. D. Coley Town Marshall
1940 -  J. A. D. Coley Chief of Police
1956 Cleveland Johnson Chief of Police
Homer Roland Chief of Police
1959 W. O. Etheridge Chief of Police
James Horton Chief of Police
Lamar McDonald Chief of Police
         - 1990 Charles Cranford Chief of Police
1990 - 2006 Robert W. Schmitz Chief of Police
2006 - 2009 Jon K. Thrower Chief of Police
2009 - 2010 Key S. McGuire Acting Chief of Police
2010 - 2012 James H. Sanders Chief of Police
  2012-Present Key S. McGuire Chief of Police    

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