Tontitown Works Toward Own Police Force
Washington County Sheriff’s Office pulling out of substation
Posted: September 23, 2012 at 4:58 a.m.
Tontitown first appointed a “conservator of the peace” 102 years ago.
At A Glance
Tontitown was founded in 1898 by a group of Italian Catholic immigrants led by their priest, Father Pietro Bandini. The town is named after Henri de Tonti, the Italian who helped Rene-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, explore the Mississippi River and later founded Arkansas Post in 1686.
Source: Encyclopedia of Arkansas History
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