Cochran County sheriff


The office of sheriff has been provided for under every Texas constitution. In 1876 the constitution set the term of office for county sheriff at two years. In an constitutional amendment passed in 1954 the term was lengthened to four years.

The duties of county sheriff include acting as a conservator of the peace, executive officer of the county and district courts, serve writs and processes of the courts, operating the county jail, maintaining communications with other law enforcement organization, and enforcing judgements and laws throughout the county. In counties with less than 10,000 residents the sheriff may also serve as ex officio tax assessor-collector unless voters elect to keep the jobs separate.



I have tried to provide a biography and photograph of each person that has held the office of Cochran County Sheriff going back to the county's organization in 1924. This information can be accessed by clicking on the sheriff's name in the list to the left.

In the near future I am looking at adding a section for Cochran County Sheriffs Deputies, so if you have a biography, information, or photographs of any of the county sheriffs or deputies or anything related to the Cochran County Sheriffs Office, Cochran County Sheriffs Posse or Cochran County law enforcement in general, that you would like to share here, please email me.

Sources: Texas State Historical Association and 2014 Guide to Texas Law for County Officials



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