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.

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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 (born April 10, 1952) is an American actor, producer, screenwriter, martial artist, and musician who holds American, Serbian, and Russian citizenship. Seagal was born in ...more

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Joe Arpaio is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Sheriffs
Joe Arpaio
Joseph Michael Arpaio (; born June 14, 1932) is an American former law enforcement officer and politician. He served as the 36th Sheriff of Maricopa County, Arizona for 24 years, from 1993 to ...more
Buford Pusser is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Sheriffs
Buford Hayse Pusser (December 12, 1937 – August 21, 1974) was the Sheriff of McNairy County, Tennessee, from 1964 to 1970 and Constable of Adamsville from 1970 to 1972. Pusser is known for his ...more
Harry Lee is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Sheriffs
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, ...more
Cecil Price is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Sheriffs
Cecil Price
Cecil Ray Price (April 15, 1938 – May 6, 2001) committed the murders of Chaney, Goodman, and Schwerner in 1964. At the time of the murders, he was 26 years old and a deputy sheriff in Neshoba ...more
Bat Masterson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Sheriffs
Bartholemew William Barclay "Bat" Masterson (November 26, 1853 – October 25, 1921) was a U.S. Army scout, lawman, professional gambler, and journalist known for his exploits in the ...more
William Edmondstoune Ayt... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Sheriffs
William Edmondstoune Aytoun FRSE (21 June 1813 – 4 August 1865) was a Scottish poet, lawyer by training, and professor of rhetoric and belles lettres at the University of Edinburgh. He published ...more
Pat Garrett is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Sheriffs
Patrick Floyd Jarvis Garrett (June 5, 1850 – February 29, 1908) was an American Old West lawman, bartender and customs agent who became renowned for killing Billy the Kid. He was the sheriff of ...more
Elijah Gates is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Sheriffs
Elijah Gates (December 17, 1827 in Garrard County, Kentucky – March 4, 1915 in St. Joseph, Missouri) was an American politician, and colonel in the Confederate States Army during the American ...more
Nathaniel Glover, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Sheriffs
Nathaniel "Nat" Glover Jr. (born March 29, 1943), is an American college administrator and former police officer and sheriff. He is currently President of Edward Waters College in ...more
Andrea Cabral is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Sheriffs
Andrea J. Cabral (born 1959) 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 (November 28, 1933 – January 24, 2002), served from 1964 to 1968 as a United States Democratic Party member of the Louisiana House of ...more
John Baker is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Sheriffs
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Bull Connor is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Sheriffs
Theophilus Eugene Connor (July 11, 1897 – March 10, 1973), known as Bull Connor, was an American politician who served as an elected Commissioner of Public Safety for the city of Birmingham, ...more
Elmer Litchfield is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Sheriffs
Elmer B. Litchfield (January 29, 1927 – August 2, 2008) was a long-serving sheriff of populous East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, known for his modernization of law-enforcement procedures. A ...more
Lupe Valdez is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Sheriffs
Guadalupe Valdez (born October 11, 1947) is an American law enforcement official who served as Sheriff of Dallas County, Texas, from 2005 to 2017, and was the Democratic nominee for Governor of ...more
Charles Foti is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Sheriffs
Charles Carmen Foti, Jr. (born November 30, 1937), is a lawyer in New Orleans and a politician who served a single term from 2004 to 2008 as the Democratic Attorney General of the U.S. state of ...more
Ken Jenne is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Sheriffs
Kenneth C. "Ken" Jenne II (born 1947), is a former Democratic member of the Florida State Senate and a former sheriff of Broward County, which encompasses Fort Lauderdale. He resigned ...more
Frank J. Anderson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Sheriffs
Frank Anderson (born c. 1938) 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 ...more
Brad Ellsworth is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Sheriffs
John Bradley Ellsworth (born September 11, 1958) 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 ...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 Guadagno (Italian pronunciation: [ɡwaˈdaɲɲo]; née McFadden; born April 13, 1959) is an American attorney, politician, and former prosecutor who served as the first Lieutenant ...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 (1788–1859) 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 ...more
Noah W. Cross is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Sheriffs
Noah Webster Cross (October 3, 1908 – November 22, 1976) was a controversial Democratic sheriff from Ferriday in Concordia Parish in eastern Louisiana, who served from July 1, 1944 until July ...more