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DUTY ROSTER, PAST AND PRESENT

The Rochester Police department has an extensive heritage with a service record dating back to 1878 when the village’s law enforcement officers were formally known as constables. Beginning in 1915 the term marshal was used for law officers, and sometime after 1966, and ever since, the term police officer has been used for those holding this position.

We take the time to identify these individuals who have served and are currently serving as Rochester Officers. The department we have today is directly attributable to those individuals who have helped build it up over the years to where we are today. Those Officers whose names are in bold have over 20 years service with this department. We stand where we are because we stand on the shoulders of those who came before us.

A Plaque with the names and dates of service of each of these officers is proudly displayed in the entry way of our department.

A review of the minutes of the Village board meetings and Police Department records revealed the following individuals as having served in the capacity as law enforcement officers with the Village of Rochester.

Constables and Marshals
 
ConstableA.H. BertMay 6, 1878 – 1923

ConstableS.W. Hawkins1895 – 1897

MarshalA.B. Crawford1915 – 1928

MarshalH.C. Gilbert1923 -1926

MarshalD.R. Beck1928 – 1931

MarshalWalter Dickerson1931 – 1935

MarshalLyman Campbellunknown

MarshalDan Dikeunknown
Police Officers
 
OfficerJoe Rossunknown

OfficerHank Bregenhorn1971 – 1975

OfficerTom Bierbaum1972 – 1974

OfficerJohn Foster1972 – 1977

OfficerMervin Spurgeon1972 -1997

OfficerBill Coffey 1973 – 1974

OfficerRon Aten 1974

OfficerSam Gresham1974 – 1996

OfficerCarl Jiannoai Jr 1974 – 1978

OfficerMitchell Murdock1974 – 1976

OfficerRusty Yeaman Jr 1975 – 1978

OfficerJohn Barbee1976 – 1977

OfficerJim Cohan 1976

OfficerRick Cox1976 – 1977

OfficerBob Rentschler1976 – 1978

Chief of PoliceMike Upchurch1976 – 1987

OfficerEd Cecil 1977

OfficerLarry Dobson1977 – 1982

OfficerDave Miller 1977

Chief of PoliceSteve Rutledge1977 – 1997

OfficerWayne Baker1978 – 1981

OfficerMichael Grim1978 – 

OfficerTerry Day1979 – 1996

Chief of PoliceWilliam Marass 1981 –

OfficerMike Creighton1983 – 1988

OfficerDennis Leonard1987 – 1988

OfficerLonnie Stivers1988 – 1998

OfficerJon Schwartz 1989 -

OfficerRick Beaty1989 – 2000

OfficerDave Baker1995 – 2000

OfficerJohn Hayes1995 – 1998

OfficerKent Bragg 1997 -

OfficerShane Overby1998 – 1999

OfficerKim Roberson1998 – 2000

OfficerKevin Gade1999 – 2004

OfficerTim Day1999 – 2003

OfficerJoe Foster2000 – 2004

OfficerTim Sweeney2001 – 2004

OfficerKurt Davis2001 – 2004

OfficerMicah Stoll 2003 - 2013

Brad Tweryon 2004 – 2008

OfficerRyan Winkle2004 – 2006

OfficerJustin Harris 2002 - 2013

OfficerMichael Rawlings 2006 - 2012

OfficerMark Cordes 2006 - 2012

OfficerDennis Leonard 2006 - 2014

OfficerTim Sommer 2008 - 2014

Officer Matthew Wilkin 2012 - 2013

Officer Steve Patterson 2012 - 

Officer Michael Verdun 2013 - 

Officer Kaleb Johnson 2013 - 

Officer Andrew Henton 2013 - 2016

Officer Will Brooks 2014 - 2015

Officer Ben Slusser 2014 -

Officer Janelle Shea 2014 -

Officer Matthew Henton 2016 -

Officer Joseph Felchner 2016 -


 

Chief of Police

Since the Rochester Police Department became a full time agency, the following individuals have had the privilege to serve in the capacity as chief:


Michael Upchurch 1976 – 1987

Stephen Rutledge 1987 – 1997

William Marass 1997 – 2016

Kent Bragg 2016 -

*Bolded Text indicates 20 years or more of service