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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: Michigan, USA, Lansing
    • 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 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Male Sheriffs
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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 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Male Sheriffs
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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 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Male Sheriffs
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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: Eurasia, United Kingdom, Scotland, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, + more
    • Profession: Advocate, Writer, Sheriff
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    Pat Garrett is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Male Sheriffs
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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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