Descendants Serving in Law Enforcement or as First Responders
"In valor there is hope."
In Memoriam to Our Fallen Officers
"It is not how these officers
died that made them heroes, it is how they lived."
Elijah Chenault (1144)
b. 1765-1775, Caroline
George Walker Shinault (11431.137)
b. 8 Mar 1894, Caroline Co., VA
Christopher Columbus Chenault, Jr. (11354.33)
b. 11 Feb 1856, Richland Par., LA
Wilburn David Shinault (11142.4774)
b. 13 Sep 1935, Cruce, Oklahoma Co., OK (twin)
Ted Marvin Shinault (1133x.15311)
b. 23 Oct 1951, Rock Springs, Sweetwater Co., WY
Descendants Serving in Law Enforcement
Christopher Columbus Chenault (1154.33), b. 11 Feb 1856, Richland Par., LA; d. 17 Jun 1910, Rayville, Richland, LA; Town Marshal, Rayville, LA; died in line of duty.
Colin Graeme Chenault (13115.37923.2), b. 10 Dec 1974, Irving, Dallas Co., TX. Lieutenant, Cedar Hill Police Department, Dallas Co., TX.
Darell Ray Chenault (11353.21223.1), b. 5 Jun 1947, Sarasota, FL. Sheriff, Chico, Butte Co., CA.
Elijah Chenault (1144), b. 1765-1775, Caroline Co., VA ; d. 4 Aug 1823, Alexandria, DC. Constable, Alexandria, VA, 1804-1810 and 1811-1823. One of first police officers to die in the line of duty in the United States.
George Ronald Chenault (11153.14221), b. 4 Oct 1946, Columbus, OH. Dept. of Defense Police Officer and Criminal Investigator (Ret.).
James Thomas Chenault (11131.442), b. 7 Oct 1877, VA; d. 19 Jul 1935, VA. City policeman, Lynchburg, VA, 1910.
John Franklin Chenault (13115.933), b. 27 Apr 1888, Butler Co., MO; d. 19 Dec 1966, Alexandria, Rapides Par., LA. City Marshall, Boyce, LA; Deputy Sheriff, Rapides Par., LA, 20 years.
John Samuel Chenault (11572), b. 20 Nov 1818, Madison Co., KY; d. 1818. Constable.
Joseph Leslie Chenault (11524.x1), b. 4 Jun 1880, Tuscola, IL (birth name, Josiah Lipscomb Chenault); d. 14 Aug 1950, Dodge City, KS. Guard at Colorado Territorial Prison, Canon City, CO; Chief of Police, Rocky Ford, CO; security agent for Santa Fe RR, Dodge City, KS.
Marcellus Chenault (11161.a), b. Mar 1841, VA; d. 14 Aug 1915; buried Presbyterian Cem., Grace St, Lynchburg, VA. Lynchburg, VA, Police Dept. Station Master, 1900.
Marcus Lindsey Chenault (13123.6), b. 14 Aug 1833, Ballard Co., KY; d. 28 Nov 1920. Sheriff , Civil War period; shot at least three times.
Robert Dewey Chenault (11436.654), b. 26 May 1901, Caroline Co., VA; d. 27 Jun 1996, MD. A decorated Washington DC police officer, Inspector in the Administrative Headquarters, ret. 1958.
Virgil Pierce Chenault (1133b.621), b. 8 Apr 1898, Fairfax, MO; d. 10 Aug 1954, Los Angeles, CA. Police officer, Los Angeles PD, 1930.
David Richard Chennault (11353.28126), b. 22 Feb 1947, Guthrie, OK; d. 21 Oct 2000. Detective, Guthrie, OK, Police Department.
Gary Linn Chennault (11353.21812.2), b. 17 Oct 1953, Victorville, San Bernardino Co., CA. Policeman, Oxnard, CA.
John Chennault (11365), b. 12 Apr 1796, VA; d. 28 Sep 1849, Branchville, St. Clair Co., AL. First Sheriff, St. Clair Co., AL.
Thomas Chennault (11365.3), b. 15 Aug 1819, Madison Co., AL; d. 26 Oct 1862. Sheriff of St. Clair Co., AL, 1860.
John Wesley Ryan (13115.344), b. 3 Oct 1869, Dallas Co., TX; d. 14 Jan 1938, Dallas Co., TX. Dallas Police Department Chief, 1910.
Andrew Jackson Shinault (11142.4714), b. 16 Mar 1930, Marlow, OK; d. 9 Sep 2012, Ft. Smith, Sebastian Co., AR. Retired AZ police officer.
George Walker Shinault (11431.137), b. 8 Mar 1894, Caroline Co., VA; d. 14 Aug 1932, District of Columbia. Officer in DC Metropolitan Police Department. Died in the line of duty.
Stephen Myers Shinault (11145.253), b. 8 Mar 1877, Marshall Co., MS; d. 7 Jan 1931, Byhalia Co., MS. Deputy Sheriff, Marshall Co., MS, 1920.
Ted Marvin Shinault (1133x.15311), b. 23 Oct 1951, Rocksprings, Wyoming Co., WV; d. 20 Sep 2005, Windsor, CO; Police Officer, US Department of the Treasury, US Mint Police, US Government; died in line of duty.
Wilburn David Shinault, ( 11142.4774), b. b. 13 Sep 1935, Cruce, Oklahoma Co., OK (twin); d. 1 May 1961, Kern Co., CA; Sergeant, Wasco California Police Department; died in line of duty.
Dennis Lee Wolfford, III (11351.59723.2) b. 15 Jan 1975, Houston, TX. Joined the Harris Co., TX, Sheriff’s office in 1998, 2017 is a Sergeant/homocide detective working on cold cases.
Bernard S. Woollard (11145.6x), b. Jul 1866, Hernando, DeSoto Co., MS; d. aft 1930, Crenshaw, Panola Co., MS. Beat constable, Panola Co., MS, 1910.
James Knox Polk Yeary (11148.11), b. 24 Oct 1845, Fannin Co., TX; d. 24 Jul 1928, OK. Constable, Coryell Co., TX, 1900.
Descendants Serving as Firemen or Paramedics
John Michaux Chenault, Jr. (13111.11311), b. 11 May 1908, TX; d. 29 Dec 1950, Jefferson, TX. Fireman, Jefferson Co., TX, 1940.
John Wesley Ryan (13115.344), b. 3 Oct 1869, Dallas Co., TX; d. 14 Jan 1938, Dallas Co., TX. Fireman, Dallas Fire Dept., 1892.