List of Famous Sheriffs

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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.

List people include Steven Seagal, Bat Masterson and more.

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