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J.L. Shinpaugh, Rogers City Marshal


Pictured at right is J.L Shinpaugh, our Rogers Chief of Police from 1906-07 and 1910-11.  During those years, however, the post was known as City Marshal.  Shinpaugh was born in Illinois, but came to Rogers late in the 1890s or early in the 1900s.  He served on the town police force from about 1904 on and was the first town lawman to wear an official uniform, probably during his 1910 term of office.  In 1944, the City of Rogers changed the title of City Marshal to Chief of Police.  Walter Dean, who served the community between 1930 and 1953, was the first peace officer in Rogers to officially hold this title.  The individuals who oversaw law enforcement in Rogers are listed below.


City Marshal

1881-1886, Robert Sikes

1886-1887, C.W. Vandergriff

1888-1892, H. Hornback

1893-1902, J.J. Barnett

1903-1905, Cash Parker

1906-1907, J.L. Shinpaugh

1908-1909, James Hardin

1910-1911, J.L. Shinpaugh

1912-1913, J.B. Atkinson

1914-1917, Frank Vinson

1918-1920, J.B. Atkinson

1920-1921, T.C. McSpadden

1922-1926, J.H. Roper

1926-1929, J.T. Carroll

1930-1931, Walter Dean

1932-1935, O.C. Roller

1935-1942, Walter Reddick

1942-1944, Walter Dean

Chief of Police

1944-1953, Walter Dean

1953-1962, Quant Morrison

1962-1964, Joe Means

1965-1970, Carlton Brown

1971-1976, Jack Cole

1976-1977, Jimmy B. Luster

1977-1980, Charles Gourley, Jr.

1981-1993, Dennis H. Musteen

1993-1999, Mike Jones

1999-2003, Timothy D. Keck

2003-2009, H. Stephen Helms

2009-2011, Stephen W. Hamilton

2011-, James H. Allen

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Rogers Academy Class of 1896
Applegate Family
Bingham, George H.
John Black and Hugh “Tater” Black
Blackburn, J.A.C.
Blaylock, Sarah
Carter, C. Jimmie
Clarke, A.O.
Curry, Dr. William Jasper
Decker, Charles
Felker, William R.
Ford, Edsel
Funk, Erwin
Harvey, Coin
Hawkins, Harold and Frank Jr.
Hill, Fred
Jacobs, Thomas
Keck, Jack
Key, Vera
Kirksey, Birch
Lingle, Greer
Lockhart, Tracy
McNeil, Tom
Means, Joe
Morgan, Tom
Morsani, Al
Myler, John
The Sagers
Sikes, J. Wade

J.L. Shinpaugh, Rogers City Marshal
Steele, John Bell and Mary Van Winkle
Thaden, Louise
Rice, Dr. Rufus S.
Rogers, Betty Blake
Rogers, C.W.
Rogers Dough Boys
Rogers, Will

Tribble, Letsie
Truman Boling, Master Builder

Vick Will

Beaver Dam
Beaver Lake
Butterfield Trail
Camp Joyzelle
Confederate Monument
Coin Harvey’s Spring Lake and Falls
Lake Atalanta
Monte Ne
Old Highway 12 Bridge
Park Springs Park
War Eagle
The Amphitheater at Monte Ne
Silica Mining
Frisco Tunnel at Winslow
Wonderland Cave in Bella Vista
The Ozark Bluff Dwellers
Fisherman's Camp
Kruse's Gold Mine
Highway 71
Hanging Tree


The Apple Industry
Callahan's Station
Cattle Ranching
Coca-Cola Bottling Company
Daisy Manufacturing
Decker Motor Co.
Dyke Lumber Co.
Hailey Motor Co.
House of Webster
McNeil Chevrolet
Poultry Industry
Pressing Sorghum Cane
Rogers Champion
Rogers Hardware Co.
Rogers Transfer & Storage
Suzie-Q Malt Shop


Rogers Academy
Rogers High School
Sunnyside Elementary School

The Applegate house
112 South First Street
Bank Of Rogers Building
Benton County Jail
B.F. Sikes Log Cabin
Central Methodist Episcopal Church
J.B. Steele House, 303 South First Street
Juhre Building (1894)
Golden Rule Building (circa 1894)
Lane Hotel
Love's Sanitarium
Mutual Aid Union Building
Palace of the Ozarks
Rogers City Hall
Rogers City Jail
Rogers Milling Company
Rogers Opera House
Rogers Post Office
Rogers Wholesale Grocery Company
The Key Wing
The Stroud Building (1899)
The Victory Theater
James and Sally McDaniel Home

The Stroud Home
The Tribble House
The Rocky Branch School

206th C.A. A.A
Home Demonstration Club
Rogers First Elks Lodge
Rogers Garden Club
Women's Study Club/Mas Luz Club
Benton County Possum Hunters
Rogers High School Football Team 1921
Rogers High School Marching Band 1942
936th Field Artillery Battalion in the Korean War
1960's Rogers High School Spirit
Arkansas State Guard in WWII


Apple Blossom Festivals
Benton County Fair
Bolin Murder Inquest 
Ozark Golden Jubilee
Rogers Centennial Posse
Rogers Diamond Jubilee (1956)
Santa's Rocket Sleigh
The Arrival of Santa Claus (1945)
The Brightwater Train Wreck (1907)
The Great Car Skate on Lake Atalanta (1940)
Thanksgiving (1904)
The Last Reunion of Pea Ridge Veterans


Chemical Engine
Christmas Memories
Frisco Railroad
Mining in Northwest Arkansas
Natural Resources
Rogers' Congregational Church
Rogers Fire Department
Rogers Police Cars
St. Mary's Hospital
Tobacco and Benton County
Still Busting near Bentonville
John Boat
Tall Tree Tales

Civil Defense in the 1960's
Early Cars
Rogers Yuletide
Brick Streets
Rural Road Work



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