Earl S. Yates, who was appointed patrolman on the police force on January 6, 1907, was born at Williamsport, Pickaway County, Ohio, November 26, 1881. After receiving his schooling in that city he removed to Dayton, where for several years he followed the trade of assembler. Swinging a baton was ore to his liking, and he was successful in securing an appointment. His wife's name is Mollie, and two children have blessed the union, Geraldean and Arline. Mr. Yates is a member of the Independent Order of Foresters.