History

The first known Sheriff in Breckinridge County, later to be renamed Lyon County, was Elijah Kirkendall.

Known sheriffs in 1800s were:

  • Elijah Kirkendall
  • J. B. Moon
  • E. H. Coats
  • John Bay
  • Thomas Ryan
  • Samuel Mantor
  • Jeff Wilhite
Known sheriffs in 1900s:
  • Tom O’Connor
  • Walter Davis (Davis was killed in the line of duty August 16, 1916.)
  • Tom Owens
  • Charles Gibson
  • Samuel T. Crumley
  • Tom Owens
  • Joe Dailey
  • Roy Davis (Son of Walter Davis)
  • Daniel Rowlands
  • Ernest Owens
  • Eugene Hastings
  • Al Locke
  • Clarence Carle
  • Bert Johnson
  • Percy Harder
  • Robert Duncan
  • Frank Coburn
  • Daniel Andrews
  • Clifford Hacker
  • Gary A. Eichorn
  • Jeffrey A. Cope beginning December 1, 2010

(Initial information provided by the Kansas Historical Society Research Center)

 

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