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Famous Male Sheriffs

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List of famous male sheriffs, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest male sheriffs list contains the most prominent and top males known for being sheriffs. There are thousand of males working as sheriffs in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic sheriffs have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a male aspiring to be a sheriff then the people below should give you inspiration.

People here include everyone from Paul Tanaka to Ken Edwards.

While this isn't a list of all male sheriffs, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male sheriffs?" and "Who are the best male sheriffs?"

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    Steven Frederic Seagal is an American actor, film producer, screenwriter, film director, martial artist, musician, reserve deputy sheriff and entrepreneur. A 7th-dan black belt in Aikido, Seagal began his adult life as an Aikido instructor in Japan. He became the first foreigner to operate an Aikido ...more

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    • Age: age 63
    • Birthplace: Lansing, Michigan, United States of America
    • Profession: Businessperson, Television producer, Musician, Film Producer, Screenwriter, + more
    • Credits: Machete, Above the Law, Exit Wounds, Under Siege, Out for Justice, + more
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    Joe Arpaio
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    Joseph M. "Joe" Arpaio is the six-time elected sheriff of Maricopa County, Arizona. First voted into office in 1992, Arpaio is responsible for law enforcement in Maricopa County. This includes management of the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, county jail, courtroom security, prisoner transport, ...more

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    • Age: age 83
    • Birthplace: Springfield, Massachusetts, United States of America
    • Profession: Politician, Sheriff
    • Credits: American Drug War: The Last White Hope, America's Toughest Sheriff
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    Buford Hayse Pusser was the Sheriff of McNairy County, Tennessee, from 1964 to 1970. Pusser is known for his virtual one-man war on moonshining, prostitution, gambling, and other vices on the Mississippi-Tennessee state-line. His efforts have inspired several books, songs, movies, and a TV series. The ...more

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    • Age: Died at 37 (1937-1974)
    • Birthplace: Adamsville, Tennessee, United States of America
    • Profession: Wrestler, Sheriff
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    Harry Lee was the long-time sheriff of Jefferson Parish, Louisiana. He was first elected in 1979, as the 30th Sheriff, and was re-elected six times, serving twenty eight years and six months. He is the older brother of Playboy magazine's first Asian-American centerfold, China Lee.more

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    • Age: Died at 75 (1932-2007)
    • Birthplace: Area code 504, United States of America, United States, with Territories, Louisiana, + more
    • Profession: Politician, Law enforcement officer, Sheriff, Lawyer
    • Credits: All That Heaven Allows, Too Hot to Handle
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    Cecil Price

    Cecil Ray Price was linked to the murders of three civil rights workers in 1964. At the time of the murders, he was 26 years old and a deputy sheriff in Neshoba County, Mississippi. He was also a member of the White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan. Although never charged with the murders Price was convicted ...more

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    • Age: Died at 63 (1938-2001)
    • Profession: Sheriff
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    Bat Masterson
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    William Barclay "Bat" Masterson was a figure of the American Old West known as a buffalo hunter, U.S. Marshal and Army scout, avid fisherman, gambler, frontier lawman, and sports editor and columnist for the New York Morning Telegraph. He was the brother of lawmen James Masterson and Ed Masterson.more

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    • Age: Died at 68 (1853-1921)
    • Birthplace: Henryville, Quebec, Canada
    • Profession: Sheriff
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    William Edmondstoune Aytoun
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    William Edmondstoune Aytoun FRSE was a Scottish lawyer and poet.more

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    • Age: Died at 52 (1813-1865)
    • Birthplace: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Advocate, Writer, Sheriff
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    Pat Garrett
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    Patrick Floyd "Pat" Garrett was an American Old West lawman, bartender, and customs agent who became famous for killing Billy the Kid. He was also the sheriff of Lincoln County, New Mexico as well as Doña Ana County, New Mexico. He was drafted into service as sheriff both times.more

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    • Age: Died at 58 (1850-1908)
    • Birthplace: Cusseta, Alabama, United States of America
    • Profession: Sheriff
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    Elijah Gates was an American politician from Missouri.more

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    • Age: Died at 88 (1827-1915)
    • Birthplace: Kentucky, United States of America
    • Profession: Politician, Military Officer, Farmer, Sheriff
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    Nathaniel Glover, Jr., known as Nat Glover, is an American college administrator and former police officer and sheriff. He is currently President of Edward Waters College in Jacksonville, Florida. Previously he was Sheriff of Jacksonville from 1995–2003, after serving in the Jacksonville Sheriff's ...more

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    • Age: age 72
    • Birthplace: Jacksonville, Florida, United States of America
    • Profession: Politician, Police officer, Sheriff
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    Fred Lyle Schiele, Sr., known also as Buddy Schiele, served from 1964 to 1968 as a United States Democratic Party member of the Louisiana House of Representatives from Concordia Parish in the eastern portion of the state adjacent to the Mississippi River. Schiele did not seek reelection in the 1967 ...more

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    • Age: Died at 69 (1933-2002)
    • Birthplace: Vidalia, Louisiana, United States of America
    • Profession: Farmer, Sheriff
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    John Haywood Baker, Jr., nicknamed "Big John," was an American defensive lineman in the National Football League who played for four teams from 1958 to 1968. He later served as sheriff of Wake County, North Carolina from 1978 to 2002, becoming the first African-American sheriff in North Carolina since ...more

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    • Age: Died at 70 (1937-2007)
    • Birthplace: Raleigh, North Carolina, United States of America
    • Profession: Sheriff, American football player
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    Theophilus Eugene Connor, known as Bull Connor, was the Commissioner of Public Safety for the city of Birmingham, Alabama, during the American Civil Rights Movement. His office, under the city commission government, gave him responsibility for administrative oversight of the Birmingham Fire Department ...more

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    • Age: Died at 76 (1897-1973)
    • Birthplace: Selma, Alabama, United States of America
    • Profession: Sheriff
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    Elmer B. Litchfield was a long-serving sheriff of populous East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, known for his modernization of law-enforcement procedures. A Republican in an historically, but decreasingly Democratic state, Litchfield was first elected as sheriff of East Baton Rouge in 1983 and won large ...more

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    • Age: Died at 81 (1927-2008)
    • Birthplace: Meridian, Mississippi, United States of America
    • Profession: Politician, Sheriff
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    Charles Carmen Foti, Jr., is lawyer in New Orleans who served a single term from 2004 to 2008 as the Democratic Attorney General of the U.S. state of Louisiana, United States. Prior to becoming attorney general, Foti served for thirty years as Orleans Parish criminal sheriff. Foti secured the attorney ...more

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    • Age: age 78
    • Profession: Sheriff, Lawyer
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    Kenneth C. "Ken" Jenne II, is a former Democratic member of the Florida State Senate and a former sheriff of Broward County, which encompasses Fort Lauderdale in southeastern Florida. Jenne resigned as sheriff in September 2007, after having pleaded guilty to federal tax evasion and mail fraud. On ...more

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    • Age: age 68
    • Birthplace: Lake Worth, Florida, United States of America
    • Profession: Politician, Sheriff, Lawyer
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    Frank Anderson served as Sheriff of Marion County, Indiana from 2003 until 2011 when he was succeeded by Sheriff John R. Layton, and is the first black individual to serve in that post. He is the second black Sheriff in Indiana after Oatess E. Archey.more

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    • Age: age 77
    • Profession: Police officer, Sailor, Sheriff
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    Brad Ellsworth
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    John Bradley "Brad" Ellsworth is an American politician who was the U.S. Representative for Indiana's 8th congressional district from 2007 to 2011. In 2010, he was the Democratic candidate for a seat in the United States Senate, but he was defeated by Dan Coats, a former Senator, by 55% to 40%.more

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    • Age: age 57
    • Birthplace: Dubois County, United States of America, United States, with Territories, Indiana, + more
    • Profession: Politician, Sheriff
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    Benjamin Burras Rayburn, Jr., known as Benny Rayburn, was the Democratic sheriff of Washington Parish, the easternmost of the Florida Parishes of southeastern Louisiana, who served from 1981-1992. He was the only son of legendary Louisiana State Senator B.B. "Sixty" Rayburn, Sr.. Rayburn, who resided in ...more

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    • Age: Died at 62 (1944-2006)
    • Birthplace: Bogalusa, Louisiana, United States of America
    • Profession: Sheriff
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    Henry Sandish
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    Henry Sandish was a passenger onboard TWA flight 128. He survived the crash on November 20,1967 and was transferred to Booth Memorial Hospital in Covington, Kentucky. He passed away on November 26,1967 in Kenton County, Kentucky.more

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    • Age: Died at 37 (1930-1967)
    • Profession: Sheriff
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