Village of New Baden
1 E Hanover St
New Baden, IL 62265
PATRICK J. BANN - Circa 1913
Patrick J. Bann is the Village Marshall, and has been on duty in New Baden ever since 1902. He has been a resident of the city for the past 12 years. He is probably the only Marshall in the State outside of the large cities that wears a full policeman’s uniform. As one steps from the train at New Baden one of the first things to meet his gaze, is the tall and stately figure of Mr. Bann. He believes in being an officer right or not at all. He was born in Du Quoin, Ill., in 1865. He lived there and attended public and Catholic schools of that city during his early life. From Du Quoin he went to East St. Louis, and worked in the railroad business for several years, having been with the Terminal and M. & O. railroads there. He was married in Du Quoin in 1889 to Miss Minnie Boettcher. Nine children graced this union and of that number eight are living. He has two daughters married and is proud of the fact, that although a young man, he is the grandfather of three grandchildren. Five of the boys and one girl remain at home. One of the boys is operator for the Southern at New Baden and has been connected with that road for several years. The other six children go to school, their ages range from 23 down to six years. The family resides in one of the finest little cottages in the city. Mr. Bann is also jailer, he has charge of the feeding of the few prisoners the jail sometimes hold, and has no assistant. From the present outlook Marshall Patrick J. Bann will be Marshall of New Baden for many years to come, and he deserves to be for he is well fitted for the position and a more capable man could not easily be found.
This is an excerpt from "Commercial History of Clinton County and Its Thriving Cities," issued by the East St. Louis Gazette, East St. Louis, Illinois, July, 1913.
16th Annual D.A.R.E. Motorcycle Ride 2013
Sunday, September 8, 2013
Click here for flyer.
Thanks to everyone who participated! The rain put a damper on the event, but there were still 175 bikes and 250 riders.
Following the New Baden DARE Motorcycle Ride Benefit on Facebook....
Annual Hunter Safety Course (2-day course)
Sept. 13, 2013: 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Sept. 14, 2013: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sponsored by Clinton County Sheriff's Dept. and the New Baden Chamber of Commerce
Contact Clinton County Sheriff's Dept. for more info and to register, 594-4555
100 East Hanover St
New Baden IL 62265
Emergency Dial 9-1-1
D.A.R.E. Motorcycle Ride
Held the Sunday AFTER Labor Day
Annual Hunter Safety Course (2 days)
Sept. 13, 2013: 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Chief Mike Riley
Mike Riley moved into New Baden in 1957 and has enjoyed the community very much. He graduated from Wesclin High School in 1970 and later graduated from Belleville Area College. He subsequently earned his Bachelor of Science Degree from Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville. The Village of New Baden appointed Chief Riley a patrolman in 1976 and he was promoted to Chief of Police in 1979. In 1990, he graduated from the 162nd Session of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia. Chief Riley enjoys spending time with his wife Karen and his children; Jami, Mike and Rick. Chief Riley also enjoys attending church, motorcycle riding and playing tennis.
Sergeant Scott Meinhardt
Scott Meinhardt is a life-long resident of New Baden, where he now lives with his wife and family. Sgt. Meinhardt graduated from Wesclin High School in 1986. He then graduated from Belleville Area College with an Associate of Arts Degree and an Associate of Applied Science Degree in 1989. Scott's law enforcement career started when he joined the Clinton County Sheriff's Department in 1988 as a part-time deputy. Scott was later appointed to the New Baden Police Department in 1989 as a part-time patrolman. In 1990, he was appointed to a full-time position with the Department. In 1997 he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant and continues to serve New Baden in that capacity. His interests are motorcycle riding and motor sport racing.
Officer Jeff Mavrogeorge
Jeff Mavrogeorge has been with the New Baden Police Department since 2004. He graduated from Wesclin High School in 1993, then enlisted in the United States Marine Corps where he served 4 years. He enjoys spending time with his family on his days off. He is also involved with the Law Enforcement Torch Run and Polar Plunge to benefit Special Olympics. One of his hobbies is collecting other Police Department patches.
Officer Angela Wagner
Angela Wagner started her career in law enforcement in 1990 as a dispatcher for the Fairview Heights Police Department. She graduated from Southwestern Illinois College in 1992 with an Associates Degree in Administration of Justice. Angela successfully completed session #53 of the Southwestern Police Academy. In 1993 she was hired by the Cahokia Police Department where she became the departments first female police officer. Officer Wagner was hired by the New Baden Police Department in 2004. She is also a volunteer firefighter with the New Baden Fire Department. She enjoys scuba diving, motorcycle riding, and horseback riding.
Officer Bruce Rapien
Officer Bruce Rapien Bruce Rapien began his law enforcement career in 2006 with the New Baden Police Department. He worked for 14 years for the Ford Motor Company prior to joining the department. The closing of the Hazelwood Ford Plant has given him the opportunity to pursue a life-long interest in a career in law enforcement. Officer Rapien attended session #99 of the Police Academy at Southwestern Illinois College. He is also a volunteer firefighter with the New Baden Fire Department. Bruce resides in New Baden with his wife and two children. One of his favorite pastimes is bow hunting.