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  Police Board Created
Brief Description:  The pro-southern state legislature removed the St. Louis police from the mayor´s control in 1861 because the mayor and the city were pro-union. Control over the police was given to a board of commissioners appointed by the governor, an arrangement that continues to this day. James S. McDonough was appointed by the board as the first chief of police.
Year:  1861
Decade:  1860 - 1869
Beginning Date:     Jan. 03, 1861
Ending Date:     Jan. 03, 1861

McDonough, James

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