The Office of Sheriff is a tried and true part of American
culture. Though the Sheriff's Office has its roots in "Merry
ol England", it is most widely associated with the American
west of the 19th and early 20th century. There are many famous
names associated with the words Marshall and Sheriff. Bat
Masterson, Wyatt Earp and Pat Garrett, just to name a few.
Well, those days of the wild west "daring do" are now
truly part of history along with the horse, single action six gun,
white and black hats and of course "ladies tied to railroad
The modern Sheriff's Office has evolved along with all the other
law enforcement agencies. Our horses are under the hood of our patrol
vehicles, our hats are ball caps and we carry semi-auto handguns.
We chase the "bad guys" with computers and use cell phones
instead of the telegraph. Boy oh boy, how things have changed!
But, some things haven't changed. In most areas of the country,
the Sheriff is still an elected official. As an elected official,
the Sheriff answers to the people who elected them. It is the Sheriff's
responsibility to serve the public to the best of their ability,
maintain the peace and root out crime whenever necessary. Above
all, it is the moral and legal duty of the Sheriff's Office to serve
the public interest and maintain the highest level of ethical and
service standards as possible. The public looks to us to set the
standard and be above reproach. To fail in this area is to fail
completely. The public trust must be considered inviolate. If a
Sheriff holds to that premise, then everything else will fall into
I hope this web site maintains that attitude and offers important
and useful information to the public at large. Please enjoy the
site and let us know what you think.
Thanks for visiting ------ Sheriff Karl J. Dailey