History

The City of Corry Police Department was formed by a city ordinance and given police powers on June 4, 1866.  The sum of $500 was allotted to build a City Jail, $12 for a sidearm, and $2.50 for a pair of handcuffs.

Presently the City of Corry Police Department has an annual budget in excess of $800,000.  The department as 10 full-time officers and is operated, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  The department is made up of a Chief of Police, a Lieutenant, a Sergeant, 2 Corporals, 5 Patrolmen and 1 full-time clerks.  All of the Police Department dispatching is done by the Erie County Department of Public Safety-911 center.  The police department patrols the City of Corry with 3 marked patrol cars and 1 unmarked patrol car.

Police Chiefs

The City of Corry Police Department would like to thank the Corry Historical Museum for compiling the information on the Police Chiefs.

Former Police Chief Appointed Left
I B Potter 1869  
Mason H Stewart 1884  
Firdinand Stevens 1899 1915
Chief Sands (Acting) 1914  
Harry Davis 1915 1917
H A Frank 1919 1922
George W Dunkle 1922 1927
Milton R Tipton 1927 1929
Floyd Rufusberg 1930 1931
John D Flannigan 1932 1933
Burlingame 1934  
John D. Flannigan 1936 1948
Harley Drake 1950 1961
Frank Carniege 1962 1970 (retired)
Charles Lutton 1970 1972 (retired)
Kenneth Nichols 1972 1983 (retired)
James Hurlburt 1983 1985 (resigned)
Dana Scouten 1985 1997 (retired)
Fred Corbett 1997 2011 (retired)

Rich Shopene

2011  

 

 Retired Officers and Dispatchers/Clerks

Name Date of Hire Date of Retirement
Frank Carniege 5/8/50 2/6/69
Paul French 10/18/50 2/6/69
Pete Robinson 3/4/51 3/9/71
Charles Lutton 8/26/56 4/26/72
Julius Wotus 10/1/57 7/23/78
G. Kenneth Nichols 10/27/57 3/1/83
Dana Scouten 12/21/69 2/1/97
Joel Steele 5/29/70 7/23/94
Daniel McClellan 6/15/73 8/7/91
Ray Ball 7/5/78 1/26/95
Greg Steuart 4/1/81 6/4/98
C. Dennis Merkle-Dispatcher 11/22/81 5/30/02
Ronald Gluvna 6/21/82 6/21/02
Dennis McArdle 2/7/83 2/7/03
Michael Wieliczko 8/27/84 2/27/09
Fred Corbett 4/17/73 10/21/11
Glenda Ayers-Dispatcher 3/25/87 2/14/14
Tony McIntyre 6/8/99 12/12/14
Kevin Goode 10/21/91

1/11/15

Markus Morrison 6/9/97 8/11/2017
Chad Carrier 7/22/02 7/22/22

 

Deceased Officers While Still on Active Duty

Herman Burlingame    Hired before 1946  Died 1957
Died of a Medical Condition in line of duty

Robert W Reagle          Hired 1/1955
Died 3/14/57 Death Caused by complications after surgery

Robert Bocianowski      Hired 10/6/87
Died 1/12/99 Death Caused by complications after surgery