List of Famous Law Enforcement Officers

Updated January 20, 2019 5.1k views 10 items

List of famous law enforcement officers, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top law enforcement officers in the world? This includes the most prominent law enforcement officers, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable law enforcement officers is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic law enforcement officers were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned law enforcement officers.

This list features Tom Horn, Leo Foley and more.

From reputable, prominent, and well known law enforcement officers to the lesser known law enforcement officers of today, these are some of the best professionals in the law enforcement officer field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous law enforcement officers ever?" and "What are the names of famous law enforcement officers?" then you're in the right place. (10 items)

Harry Lee (August 27, 1932 – October 1, 2007) was the long-time sheriff of Jefferson Parish, Louisiana. He was first elected in 1979 as the thirtieth sheriff, and was re-elected six times, having served twenty-eight years and six months. He is the older brother of Playboy magazine's first Asian-American centerfold, China Lee. ...more on Wikipedia

Tom Horn is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Law Enforcement Officers
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Thomas Horn Jr. (November 21, 1860 – November 20, 1903) was an American scout, cowboy, soldier, range detective, and Pinkerton agent in the 19th-century American Old West. Believed to have committed 17 killings as a hired gunman throughout the West, Horn was convicted in 1902 of the murder of 14-year-old Willie Nickell near Iron Mountain, Wyoming. Willie was the son of sheep rancher Kels Nickell, who had been involved in a range feud with neighbor and cattle rancher Jim Miller. On the day before his 43rd birthday, Horn was executed by hanging in Cheyenne, Wyoming. While in jail he wrote his autobiography, Life of Tom Horn: Government Scout and Interpreter, which was published posthumously in ...more on Wikipedia

Leo T. Foley (October 25, 1928 – February 5, 2016) was an American politician who was a member of the Minnesota Senate representing District 47, which includes portions of Anoka and Hennepin counties in the northern Twin Cities metropolitan area. A Democrat, he was first elected to the Senate in 1996, and was re-elected in 2000, 2002 and 2006. Prior to the 2002 legislative redistricting, the area was known as District 49. He was unseated by Republican Benjamin Kruse in the 2010 general election. ...more on Wikipedia

George Scarborough is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Law Enforcement Officers
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George Scarborough (October 2, 1859 – April 5, 1900) was a cowboy and lawman who lived during the time of the Wild West. He is best known for having killed outlaw John Selman, killer of John Wesley Hardin, and for his partnership with lawman Jeff Milton, with the pair bringing down several outlaws during their time together. ...more on Wikipedia