Thomas Sherman Evans was born in the village of New Hope, Brown County, Ohio on November 5, 1866. He grew up in the little village, attending the village school and spending his vacations working on a farm. He followed this vocation after growing up until his desire for other employment led him to take up residence in Dayton. He was appointed patrolman on the police force on May 1, 1902. Mr. Evans is happily married, his wife's name being Anna. They have one daughter, Nellie. He is a member of the Sons of Veterans. During his connection with the police department, Mr. Evans has proven a capable officer.