The first Village police chief was Dan Crandall, son of Ben and Harriet Crandall. He held this position in 1921, after returning to the Village of Worth after multiple jobs across the Midwest. He worked on the farms of Piper City, punched cattle in Nebraska, joined the Navy at 18 and became boxing champion of the fleet. When he returned from the services, he bought teams of horses for working the canal. He then left for Milwaukee where he worked as a teamster and then to Detroit to work in the automotive industry. He rode a motorcycle during Capone’s heyday and captured several big beer runners. The old race track at 111th and Ridgeland drew many of these characters to this area.
In 1932, he became Township Road Commissioner and retired in 1953. Dan was still involved in Worth Trucking Company until his death.