In 2000, the Grantville Police Department was a typical small town police department. It consisted of a chief and five patrolmen, and a sworn juvenile officer. A study of the books 1632 and 1633 and a visit to the Grid reveals their names and ages.


Dan Frost (47; chief of police)

Ralph Onofrio, Jr. (42; police officer)

Marvin Tipton (49; police officer)

Delores (Agnew) Francisco (29; police officer)

Ricky McCabe (23; police officer)

Preston Richards (34; police officer)

Bernadette Adducci (44; juvenile officer)

Unlike many small town departments, Grantville has its own dispatchers. Most departments depend on the county sheriff's office. But Grantville was once a larger town than it was in 2000, so the radio system is a leftover from the glory days. There is also an office file clerk. Again, a trip to the Grid shows us the names and ages of the dispatchers and clerk.

Dispatchers and Clerk:

Mimi (Rowland) Carson (26; dispatcher)

Angela Baker, (27; dispatcher)

Jill (Duvall) McConnell (28; dispatcher)

Jim Watteville (28; dispatcher)

Vera Mae (Markins) Sanderlin (65; files and records management)

The Ring of Fire trapped two county officers who lived in Grantville, so they were added to the force and to the newly established court system. Again from the grid:

Julie Anne (Abruzzo) Drahuta, (Child Protection Officer)

Fred Jordan (33; Deputy Sheriff) Assigned to liaison with other law enforcement.

As well, Maureen (Burns) Grady (35; VA social worker) joined the force as a child protection officer before moving to Magdeburg.

As soon as Grantville started to attract new down-time residents, the department was forced to expand by adding officers. Six were mentioned in 1632, none by name, but later stories in the Grantville Gazette have added nine names to the official canon.

Named Down-time Police Officers:

Jürgen Neubert

Emil Zollner

Jonathan (Jonnie) Smith

Horst Stoltz

Gunther Wiener

Wilhelm Kramer (aka Wilhelm der Neger)

Erika Fleischer

Hans Shruer

Hans Shultz

The last three may or may not have been among the first six down-time officers, but they were in the department by December 1634. Unlike the other named policemen, these three were apparently not former soldiers. Also mentioned in 1632 were eighteen police trainees, which might explain where they came from. Erika Fleischer and Jürgen Neubert were on the bus driven by Hans Richter during the Croat raid and Emil Zollner has been trained as a dispatcher.

Another trip to the grid and a little deductive reasoning leads us to discover that some up-timers were also added to the police department at roughly the same time. In addition, there are army members attached to the police department for training as MPs. Between 1631 and 1633 the following up-timers were added to or trained by the Police Department. These are the people mentioned either in the grid or stories. There may have been more.

Ed Jordan (68; recruit training supervisor)

Melanie (Burroughs) Richards (child protection officer)

Carolyn Kay (Carpenter) Atkins (66; jail matron and in charge of the kitchen)

Steven Ennis (22; military, MP)

Lyndon Johnson (21; military, MP)

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- The Grantville Gazette Staff