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List of famous sheriffs, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top sheriffs in the world? This includes the most prominent sheriffs, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable sheriffs is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic sheriffs 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 sheriffs.

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From reputable, prominent, and well known sheriffs to the lesser known sheriffs of today, these are some of the best professionals in the sheriff field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous sheriffs ever?" and "What are the names of famous sheriffs?" then you're in the right place. (98 items)

Steven Seagal is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Sheriffs
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 ...more

Joe Arpaio is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Sheriffs
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 ...more

Buford Pusser is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Sheriffs
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 ...more

Harry Lee is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Sheriffs
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 ...more

Cecil Price is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Sheriffs
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 ...more

Bat Masterson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Sheriffs
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 ...more

William Edmondstoune Aytoun is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Sheriffs
William Edmondstoune Aytoun FRSE was a Scottish lawyer and poet.

Pat Garrett is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Sheriffs
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 ...more

Elijah Gates is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Sheriffs
Elijah Gates was an American politician from Missouri.

Nathaniel Glover, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Sheriffs
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, ...more

Andrea Cabral is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Sheriffs
Andrea J. Cabral is an American lawyer and former Massachusetts Secretary of Public Safety.

Fred L. Schiele is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Sheriffs
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 ...more

John Baker is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Sheriffs
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 ...more

Bull Connor is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Sheriffs
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 ...more

Elmer Litchfield is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Sheriffs
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 ...more

Lupe Valdez is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Sheriffs
Lupe Valdez is an American law enforcement official who is currently the Sheriff of Dallas County, Texas.

Charles Foti is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Sheriffs
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 ...more

Ken Jenne is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Sheriffs
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. ...more

Frank J. Anderson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Sheriffs
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 ...more

Brad Ellsworth is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Sheriffs
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 ...more

Benny Rayburn is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Sheriffs
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 ...more

Kim Guadagno is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Sheriffs
Kimberly Ann "Kim" Guadagno is the first Lieutenant Governor of New Jersey, having won the 2009 election as the running mate of Governor Chris Christie. She is also concurrently the ...more

Henry Sandish is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Sheriffs
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 ...more

James McBride is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Sheriffs
James McBride was a prominent pioneer statesman in Butler County, Ohio. He was Hamilton's first Mayor, and a prominent State Representative associated with the canals, archaeologist who supplied ...more

Noah W. Cross is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Sheriffs
Noah Webster Cross was a controversial Democratic sheriff from Ferriday in Concordia Parish in eastern Louisiana, who served from July 1, 1944 until July 1948 and again from July 1952 until ...more

Peter Koutoujian is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Sheriffs
Peter John Koutoujian Jr. is an American politician who is the current Sheriff of Middlesex County, Massachusetts and a former member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives.

Michael A. Jackson is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Sheriffs
Michael A. Jackson is the current Maryland state delegate for District 27B in Prince George's County and is on three committees. Jackson is also the former Sheriff of Prince George's County, ...more

Billy Stiles is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Sheriffs
William Larkin Stiles, better known as Billy Stiles or William Larkin, was an American outlaw in the Old West who, with partner Burt Alvord, led a small gang of train robbers while serving as a ...more

Jim Arnold is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Sheriffs
Jim Arnold is a Democratic member of the Indiana Senate, representing the 8th District since his appointment in March 2007.

Dave Reichert is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous Sheriffs
David George "Dave" Reichert is the U.S. Representative for Washington's 8th congressional district, serving since 2005. He is a member of the Republican Party. He previously served as ...more

George F. Johnson, IV is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous Sheriffs
George F. Johnson IV is the current superintendent of the Maryland Natural Resources Police, appointed by Governor Martin O'Malley in 2007.

Mark Hackel is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous Sheriffs
Mark Allen Hackel is the County Executive of Macomb County, Michigan, and is the first person to hold that position. He began his current 4-year term on January 1, 2011. Prior to serving as ...more

Donald B. Smith is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous Sheriffs
Donald Blaine Smith is the 53rd Sheriff of Putnam County, New York and a retired United States Army General. He is a lifelong registered member of the Republican Party, and was first elected ...more

Mike Bouchard is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Famous Sheriffs
Michael J. "Mike" Bouchard is a former Republican candidate for the United States Senate and Governor of Michigan, and is the sheriff of Oakland County. Before becoming sheriff, he ...more

Steve Oelrich is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Famous Sheriffs
Steve Oelrich is a former Republican member of the Florida Senate from 2006 to 2012, where he represented the 14th District, which included Alachua, Bradford, Columbia, Gilchrist, Levy, Marion, ...more

Jim Clark is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Famous Sheriffs
Jim Clark James Gardner "Jim" Clark, Jr. was the sheriff of Dallas County, Alabama from 1955 to 1966. He was one of the officials responsible for the violent arrests of civil rights protestors ...more

Bill Ingebrigtsen is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Famous Sheriffs
Bill G. Ingebrigtsen is a Minnesota politician and member of the Minnesota Senate. A member of the Republican Party of Minnesota, he represents District 8, which includes portions of Douglas and ...more

Lewis Evangelidis is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Famous Sheriffs
Lewis Evangelidis Lewis George Evangelidis is the sheriff of Worcester County, Massachusetts. Prior to his being sheriff Evangelidis was a Republican member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives. He is

Al Lamberti is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Famous Sheriffs
Al Lamberti is the former Sheriff of Broward County, which encompasses Fort Lauderdale in southeastern Florida.

Michael Hennessey is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Famous Sheriffs
Michael Hennessey Michael Hennessey was the longest serving Sheriff in the history of San Francisco and was the longest tenured Sheriff in the State of California. Hennessey was elected in a run-off election in ...more

Adrian Garcia is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Famous Sheriffs
Adrian Garcia is the Sheriff of Harris County, Texas. Garcia spent 23 years with the Houston Police Department, before becoming a city councilman. Garcia served six years as a Houston City ...more

John Didion is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Famous Sheriffs
John Lawrence Didion was an American football Center in the National Football League for the Washington Redskins and New Orleans Saints from 1969 to 1974. He played college football at Oregon ...more

Kevin Beary is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Famous Sheriffs
Kevin Beary was Sheriff 1993-2009 of Orange County, Florida, United States, heading the Orange County Sheriff's Office, one of the largest law enforcement bodies in the Southeastern United

Ruth Anderson is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Famous Sheriffs
Ruth Anderson Ruth Anderson, QC has extensive experience of the criminal justice system. She was admitted as a solicitor in 1972 and as an advocate in 1991, taking silk in 1999. Her practice at the Bar has ...more

Ken Stolle is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of Famous Sheriffs
Kenneth William Stolle is an American politician of the Republican Party. He was a member of the Senate of Virginia from 1992 to 2010. He represented the 8th district in Virginia Beach. Stolle ...more

Don Chafin is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of Famous Sheriffs
Don Chafin Don Chafin was the sheriff of Logan County, West Virginia and a commander in the Battle of Blair Mountain. As sheriff of Logan County, Chafin was a fierce opponent of unionization and received ...more

Paul Tanaka is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of Famous Sheriffs
Paul K. Tanaka is an American politician and was a law enforcement officer with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. Tanaka served as Undersheriff of Los Angeles County from 2011 to ...more

Greg Solano is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of Famous Sheriffs
Greg Solano Greg Solano, a Democrat, was elected Sheriff of Santa Fe County, New Mexico in 2002, after leaving the Santa Fe City Police Department as a sergeant. Solano ran unsuccessfully for Lieutenant ...more

Harold Ray Presley is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of Famous Sheriffs
Harold Ray Presley Harold Ray Presley was the sheriff of Lee County, Mississippi, from 1993 to 2001. Harold Ray Presley was one of six children born to Noah Edward Presley and his 2nd wife named Christine. He ...more

Nat Williams is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of Famous Sheriffs
Nat Williams Nathaniel "Nat" Williams is an American law-enforcement officer who is the current sheriff of St. Helena Parish, Louisiana, and the first African American ever elected to hold that ...more