HISTORY OF KOUTS POLICE DEPARTMENT
"To Protect and Serve: Small Town Policing"
Since the 1880's, Kouts has had a number of Constables and Town Marshalls. The town of Kouts was incorporated in 1921. The first Town Marshall was Dan Doon. The first jail (photo below) was built in 1923 and cost $360.
This history page, will be a constant work in progress. Anyone that may have photos of past Kouts police cars, Kouts police officers, or historical fact on our history, including news articles or press releases, please contact us , as we are struggling to find photos and information at the library.
Jim Smith 2013 to Present
James Boyce 2008 to 2013
Joe Kirk - 1994 to 2008
Joe Olejniczak - 1994
Edward Blakely - 1983
Don Sutter - 1980 to 1983
Randy Walden -
Leland "Bing" Jamecke - 1956 to 1977
Charles Mason -
Ewalt Jahnz - 1935 to 1943
William Shultz -
Joe Shephard -
Homer Stewart -
Simeon Rice -
Grand Shoup -
Herman Chael -
Walter Jackson -
Barney Mawell -
August Vergin -
Luther Wise -
Herman Kosanke -
Charlie Lane -
Ottol Knoll -
Dan Doon - 1880
If anyone knows any other specific dates, please contact us so that we can update the site. Thank you.
/ PREVIOUS TOWN MARSHALLS OF KOUTS
Our goal with this page, is to provide you with a little bit of history, of the Kouts Police Department, starting with the roots of the department, and working our way up. It will take time to gather information, as there is not much currently available. As we receive information and photos, we will post it on this page.
Please check back soon, and see what new information of the KPD heritage, we have located.
/ PHOTOS FROM THE PAST
/ OUR GOAL
Fred Untch dontated the Kouts pamphlet below, to post on the website. What a wonderful piece of Kouts history!
Photo credit of the photo below: 125th Anniversary Kouts Edition
Photo credit of the photo below: 100th Anniversary Kouts Edition
Photo credit of the photo below:
Kouts Journal July-August 1993
Photo credit of the first Kouts jail (photo below):
100 and 125th Anniversary Kouts Edition
Photo credit of the photo below: Private collection
2:07:58 begins the Kouts Police Department
Photo (and caption) donated by Tony Rose
Seated left to right: Sue Carpenter, Stan Krug, Nick Mazucco (Moyer), Joe Shepherd,
Ewalt Jahntz, Steve Krug. Standing Tony Rose (me), Ed Blakely (then chief),
and Ernie Deibel (sp?). This must have been about 1979 or 1980.
Newspaper photo donated by Tony Rose