Past Marshals & Chiefs

Former Leadership


Throughout Bowie's history we have seen several men who have dedicated themselves to serve this city and to serve those who have called it their home. Each of these men made a contribution in their own special way. From our elected marshals to our appointed police chiefs, we thank each one for the service and dedication they have shown to the City of Bowie.

City Marshals


  • 1901-1904: Price Chandler
  • 1905-1908: J. P. Adams
  • 1909-1912: John Wales
  • 1913-1918:
  • 1919: T. Black
  • 1920: John W. Wales
  • 1921-1930: Hogue Young
  • 1931-1938: Charley Jackson
  • 1939-1941: Tandy Welch
  • 1942: Winfield Scott
  • 1943-1952: Tandy Welch
  • 1953-1958: W.C. Myers
  • 1959: A. J. Martin

Police Chiefs


  • 1959-1962: A. J. Martin
  • 1963-1965: Kenneth Cornelison
  • 1966: Travis Long
  • 1967-1968: Dixon Latham
  • 1969-1970: L. C. Tribble
  • 1971-1972: Roy Hartsell
  • 1973-1979: Bryan Wasson
  • 1980: Bob Merrell
  • 1981-1982: Larry Duncan
  • 1983-1990: James L. Wade
  • 1991-1995: Michael R. Gentry
  • 1996- 2014: David L. Scruggs
  • 2014 - Present: Guy Green