Sheriffs Who Served

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Those who have served as the Hitchcock County Sheriff.

The following individuals have faithfully served as Sheriff of Hitchcock County;

  • 1st -  Galen E. Baldwin
  • 2nd - C. Haegens
  • 3rd -  Jack Wood *
  • 4th -  A.B. Young
  • 5th -  R.O. Taylor
  • 6th -  Thomas H. Britton
  • 7th -  Benjamin A. Dennis
  • 8th -  Nicholas T. Jones
  • 9th -  James M. Crews
  • 10th - John M. Brown
  • 11th - Clark Marsh
  • 12th - J. Ervin Campbell
  • 13th - Lee L. Darby
  • 14th - Martin N. Brennan
  • 15th - William E. Crowell
  • 16th - Rush P. Campbell
  • 17th - Mayble M. Campbell **
  • 18th - C. Lynn Campbell
  • 19th - Dwight W. Cotton
  • 20th - Alvin L. Porter
  • 21st - A. Wayne Hovey
  • 22nd - Merle L. Taylor
  • 23rd - Richard D. League
  • 24th - Cecil J. Norman
  • 25th - Richard R. Adams
  • 26th - Ronald E. Daugherty
  • 27th - William W. Cemer
  • 28th - D. Bryan Leggott January 6, 1987 to the present.

* Sheriff Jack Wood is the only Hitchcock County Sheriff that has died in the line of duty. He was killed by a pistol shot while trying to arrest a horse thief in Minden, Nebraska on October 16, 1882.

** Sheriff Mayble Campbell was the first woman to serve as sheriff in the State of Nebraska.