On April 16, the Council confirmed his appointment of C.F. Rhodes, Timothy Sweeney, James S. Callan and C.H. Cummings as officers. Rhodes had been a policeman in South Park under the authority of the Township of West St. Paul. The station, if it could be called such, was a little two-room shack on the north side of Central Avenue. Since Rhodes was to be paid $60.00 a month and the others only $26.67, it may be safe to assume that he had been named the first chief of the department?
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