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Clay County Iowa Sheriff's Office - History


History

Clay County Iowa Sheriff's Office - History

HISTORY


The Office of Sheriff is one of antiquity. It is the oldest law enforcement office known within the common - law system and it has always been accorded great dignity and high trust. For the most part, the Office of Sheriff evolved of necessity for the Sheriff. There would have been no need for the development of police administration, criminology, criminalists, etc. This is not the case, however. Man learned quite early that all is not orderly in the universe. All times and all places have generated those who covet the property of their neighbors and who are willing to expropriate this property by any means.

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Previous Clay County Sheriffs from 1859 - Present

1859 - Henry Brockschink
1860 - 1861 W.R. Blain
1864 - 1865 R.C. Crego
1866 - 1867 George C. Kindelsperyer
1868 - 1869 David Watts
1870 - Thomas C. Dodd
1871 - John Copper
1872 - 1875 Albert Wheeler

1876 - 1879 John E. Francis

1880 - 1881 J.R. Patterson
1882 - 1892 P.W. Madden
1892 - F.W. Mack (Vacancy Fill)
1893 - 1901 J.B. Lewis
1902 - 1906 J.H. Prince
1907 - 1908 C.M. Pinnio

1909 - 1912 W.R. Price

1913 - 1927 John M. Lidman

1928 - 1945 Fred Erickson

1946 - 1949 Elmer F. Zinn
1950 - 1962 Thoral All
1962 - 1963 Joseph Goodno
1963 - 1975 Boyd Bushey
1976 - 1988 Philip W. Nelson
1989 - 2000 Larry J. Stanislav
2001 - 2016 Randy Krukow

2016 - Current Chris Raveling