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Suffern Police Department Saves First Police Chief's Badge From 1896

The first Suffern Police Chief's badge from 1896 Photo Credit: Suffern Police Dept. Facebook page
The current Suffern Police Chief's badge Photo Credit: Suffern Police Dept. Facebook page

SUFFERN, N.Y. -- The Suffern Police Department has posted a photo of the first Suffern Police Chief's badge from 1896, alongside its most current one, which it has kept in its possession.

Following is a list of Suffern Police Chiefs from 1896 to the present.

  • 1896: William N. Smith
  • 1909: David G. Wood
  • 1910: William N.Smith
  • 1912: John Lidster
  • 1914: Arthur R. Schultz
  • 1917: John R. Hunter
  • 1923: Charles L. Lunney
  • 1931: William J. Thornhill (killed in the line of duty)
  • 1933: William Whalen
  • 1934: Joseph A. Vilord
  • 1965: Howard Pearce
  • 1971: Richard H. Hasbrouck
  • 1983: John E. Morris
  • 1989: James E. Flament (acting chief)
  • 1990: Leo J. Costa (acting chief)
  • 1992: Frank Finch
  • 2005: Clarke Osborn

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