Ronnie Hooker Collection
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1- Bob "Neighbor Joe" Dillion, who
worked the Boulevard circa 1920's
2- Draper Police 1951, Left to right: Willie Atkins, Carl Axom, Chief, Jack Tolbert ,and Lem Shelton.
3- Leaksville Police (circa 1964) Left to right, Back row: Lacy Chaney, Ira Craddock, Marshall Clark, Neil Lewis, and Alma Amos (Reynolds) Front row seated: Garnet Smart, Posey Meadows, "Romey" Church, L J Priddy, and Jimmy Burcham
4- Mrs. Alma Moses (c.1960)
5- Chief Harden Eanes and
his wife (1909)
6- The Untouchables of Rockingham County Sheriff's Office in the 1920s looking over a boodle of booze captured in Spray, NC. Left to right are: Deputies Rash Clark, former Chief of Police in Leaksville, Bob Dillon, Howard Fair and Chief Deputy Vernon of Spray. The moonshine still that produced the illegal mountain dew was also captured. The illegal whiskey was dumped into the canal by the old company store in Spray. Old timers who were around at that time relate that the fish in the canal were drunk for some time.
7- Arthur Fagge and Charlie Hunter, shown here in this 1933 photograph.
8- William "Chief" Vernon
13- "Fat" Vestal, 1953
14- Leaksville Police Car, 1947
15- "Pistol Pete" Stuart
16- "Pug" Carter
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(All photos submitted by Ronnie Hooker, an Eden Police Department veteran of 27 years. Started out as dispatcher for Spray in 1966 (1 year before consolidation), rose through ranks to Captain when he retired. Served as acting Chief for 6 months when Marshall Clark was transferred to Inspection Department. Started Edens' Criminal Identifications.)
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