Friday, June 11, 2010

1961 Junior Deputy Program Promotional Film

All the local 60's police celebrities! Doug Hendry, Aubrey Rogers, John Rogers & Don Harris. I did one or two of these camp outs & NEVER want to hear "99 Bottles Of Beer On The Wall" again. Had a run in with at least one these folks, sure could rain on some Halloween fun.

Film courtesy Capt Mark Baker.
Again many thanks to GC Homeboy for the find!


  1. Now this is a real Naples treasure!!!!! Thank you so much for posting this for us to see. I saw friends of mine immediately, and even thought I might have caught a glimpse of Pat Mawbey. Best of all though was of my Godfather John Rogers, when he was a young man. Seeing his head movement when he was showing how the gun works- reminded me of how he looked when he was really happy.
    Thanks again to all concerned for sharing this great film with all of us.
    This blog is the heart of Naples for me.

  2. I was there. If you look real close you can see ol “Seagate Homeboy” in the video. I sure saw lots of familiar faces in the crowd & I remember when the buggy towing the flatbed got stuck and we all had to off-load and push to get rolling again.

    It was all really a “genuine” good time (except for the blister I got on the top of my foot whilst reaching the top of the “shinny pole”).

    Many thanks again to Sheriff E.A. “Doug” Hendry, and Deputies Aubrey Rogers, Don Harris, and even Brookside Homeboy’s old pal John Rogers.

    Seagate Homeboy
    NHS Class of '67

    11:56 p.m. PDT

  3. Geez, that was great! I like this as much as the Tell the Truth video. Saw my self right after the foot race and some of my old friends! Each time I see something like this I gain more and more respect for Doug Hendry and what he did for us kids, Naples and the country through his service. Thank you so much for posting!!

  4. Wow! While this was filmed when I was but a tike, I can remember seeing this when I was in 4th grade at Lake Park. This is a true treasure, as was the program itself.

    As far as Doug's office is concerned, I'm guessing that's when the county seat was still down in EC - note the columns next to the desk.

  5. I really enjoyed seeing the old Jr. Deputy video with Sheriff Hendry. I was one of the first dozen boys that joined the Jr. Deputy Program. Sheriff Hendry, John Rogers, Chuck Whidden and Sam Bass were at the first meeting held out at one of the hangers at the Naples Airport. We received our cards and badges there. (the origional badge was a police shield, not a star. I still have it). We went on our first camping trip out at the Girl Scout Camp at the end of Rock Creek Rd. behind the Airport and had a ball! Little did I know then that years later I would be taking the kids camping as Jr. Deputies for the next 25 yrs that I worked for the Collier Co. Sheriff's Department. Actually Sheriff Hendry gave me a job there after I got out of the military. It was and still is a vital part of teaching the boys and girls of Collier County respect for Law Enforcement and each other. I am proud to have been a Charter Member of that elite group of young boys

  6. Picture of Jr. Deputy badge and swearing in located at

  7. Great video! What a great thing you are doing here, BH.

    When I saw John Rogers hit the screen, I almost fell out of my chair. I have to confess that I remember John Rogers under different circumstances.

    He came to NSH to bust me for pot. I was called to the office, then trotted to my locker in front of the whole student body, so they could inspect it, Hey! Were they suppose to have a warrant? Anyway, at the time I played it cool, but I was shakin' in my shoes! There was no pot, (one joint, smoked at lunch time) but they took my purse and sifted through it and confiscated a double-mint gum wrapper, whereupon, Sheriff Rogers looked me straight in the eye and said, “We’ll be taking this to have it analyzed.” Knowing there had been no pot in my purse, I almost laughed, thank goodness I had the good sense not to!

    Anyway, as frightened as I was with the whole ordeal at school, the real trouble came when I got home after they called my Dad. Bless his heart, he was more scared than mad. He thought drugs, oh God, it’s only a matter of time before she shoots up and sells her body to support her habit!

    Hey, that’s how it was portrayed at that time. One stinkin’ little joint. Oh brother! I still don't know who told on me.

    Again, thanks for sharing such a great video!


    1. I dont know who you are but I lived on Broad Ave N. until we moved to 21st Ave S. We lived on broad during 1959-61 --- I was 7 when we moved. The Gardener girls & Gail Whitney lived on my street (Broad) & Lynn Baily lived next door ! I had my run-in with that ass John Rogers in 1975 when I was 21 & went to apply for a job as a deputy. He turned me away because & only because I was "a female"!!!! I must've been the 1st woman to apply !!! Three or four years later I saw they began to hire women, but I was still so angry at the things he said to me that I would NEVER work with him !!!!! He had alsp treated my poor, sweet husband terribly several years b4 I knew him (hubby was several years ahead of me in HS: he graduated in 1964 & I in 1972).
      P,S. -- I was probably married & out of school per se when you were so terribly embarrassed, but I never squeeled on anyone & never would !!!! Sorry that happened to you. Write me if you like : Barb Barker petunia1354@yahoo,com or 239-415-1861 Bye for now ! hugs

  8. Hey Dude- I still like this site and will keep you linked forever-to my Collier site

  9. What a great video! My mom worked for John Rogers wife at Verda's Beauty Salon down in Crayton Cove, so we couldn't get away with anything! I remember several trips to the Jr Deputies camp and the highlight of the trip was shooting 22s. Later, when we became juvenile delinquents, we got to visit Uncle John and Don every Saturday at the department. Our teachers would send reports on our grades and behavior to Uncle John and if you didn't toe the line, you got to go see Uncle Judge Stanley who might send you off to reform school. Ah...those were the days.