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ST LOUIS COUNTY CONSTABLES
Every township within St. Louis County had a Constable. The Constable’s were elected every four years, and did not have a term limit.
The Constable would appoint deputy constables as needed to maintain law and order within the specific township, and deliver all paper notifications issued by the magistrate court. The constable and deputy constables had full police powers. In the early years there were only 4 townships. By the 1920’s there was 9 townships.
The position for the elected constable was eliminated in 1955 when the newly formed St. Louis County Police became responsible for all law enforcement in the county.
In the early 1960’s the constable’s position was totally elimated.
( 2011 )
ST. LOUIS COUNTY MISSOURI
Martin H. Heutel
Martin Heutel was born in St. Louis County Mo. in 1904. Mr. Heutel was elected as the Constable for the 4th district in 1939, a position he held until his death in 1961.
Thomas M. McNiff
Louis H. Hollman
Louis H. Hollman was born in Warrenton, Mo. in 1875. In 1920, he was elected Constable for Bonhomme Township, which he held until 1928. In 1926, he purchased the Valley Park Bottling Co. Mr. Hollman died on 11-22-1949 in Kirkwood, Mo.
Joseph Feco was born in Reggio Di Calabria, Italy (originally as Fico) March 14, 1897 and died February 19, 1992 in Owensville, Missouri where he was buried.
Mr Feco was elected Constable for the Meramec Township in 1920. He was also a Deputy Sheriff for St. Louis County.
Thanks to Doug Feco (grandson) of California for the information and items.
ARTHUR C. MOSLEY
Arthur Mosley was born in St. Louis County Missouri in 1903. Mr. Mosley began his law enforcement career in 1936 as a deputy constable for Clayton Township. In 1940, he was elected as the Constable for Clayton, a position he held until 1945.
In November of 1945 Mosley was elected as the St. Louis County Sheriff. Mr. Mosley was the first sheriff allowed to succeed himself. Sheriff Mosley retired in January 1956, and died in 1967 at his home in Kirkwood, Mo.
Arthur C. Mosley
Back of Badge Engraved
January 7, 1939
Badge belongs to retired Chief of Police
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CONSTABLE BADGE FOR CENTRAL TOWNSHIP. BADGE WAS MADE BY STEINER OF ST LOUIS CIRCA: 1900