The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, founded in 1859, has a long and colorful history from the Old West through the present day.
The PDF files below detail the history of the department from 1859-1979. Learn about the Sheriff's Office decade by decade: 1859-1869 The Pioneer Decade (8 MB)
1870-1879 The Industrial Age (11 MB)
1880-1889 The Age of Enlightenment (5 MB)
1890-1899 The Gay Nineties (5 MB)
1900-1909 A New Century (5 MB)
1910-1919 The World War One Years (6 MB)
1920-1929 The Roaring Twenties (6 MB)
1930-1939 The Dirty Thirties (7 MB)
1940-1949 The Decade of the Second World War (14 MB)
1950-1959 The Fabulous Fifties (9 MB)
1960-1969 The Turbulent Sixties (11 MB)
1970-1979 The Age of Technology (7 MB)
History of the Uniform Most files are in PDF format and require Acrobat Reader to view and print.
Mar 28, 2009 10:17 PM