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Previous Sheriffs of Callaway County

 
Callaway County was organized November 25, 1820, and named for Captain James Callaway, grandson of Daniel Boone.

The first Sheriff of Callaway County was appointed by then Missouri Territorial Governor Alexander McNair in 1820. You may notice the year 1820 written on the shoulder patches on sheriff's uniform shirts and on the quarter panels of marked patrol vehicles.

*if you have any photos of any of our prior sheriffs, please reach out to us!

Sheriffs of Callaway County:

1820 - 1826 Wynkoop Warner
1826 - 1828 Patrick Ewing
1828 - 1832 Wills W. Snell
1832 - 1836 James Basket
1836 - 1838 John Coats
1838 - 1842 James McCampbell
1842 - 1846 Robert Baker
1846 - 1850 George E Hockaday
1850 - 1854 T.B. Nesbitt
1854 - 1858 W.T. Snell
1858 - 1864 Samuel Berry
1864 - 1868 William King
1868 - 1870 John Henderson
1870 - 1872 M.T. Moore

 

A black and white image of George W. Law.  Law is seated and wearing a gray Confederate Uniform.
1872 - 1873 George W. Law (killed in the line of duty)
1873 - 1874 John Bennett
1874 - 1876 William M. Scholl
1876 - 1880 John W. Pace
1880 - 1882 James D. Henderson

 

A black and white image of William V. Berry wearing a suit and bowtie.
1882 - 1886 William V. Berry
1886 - 1888 John Bennett
1888 - 1892 Hugh H. Brown

 

A black and white studio portrait of William H. Windsor wearing a three piece suit .  Writing on the image states that the photograph was taken at Bell's Elite Studio, west side of square, Fulton, MO.
1892 - 1896 William H. Windsor
1896 - 1900 John H. Buchanan

 

A sepia toned image of James E. Moore wearing a three piece suit.  The words James E Moore, Candidate for Sheriff of Callaway County appear below the image.  There is a printer's mark,
1900 - 1904 James E. Moore
1904 - 1908 James L. Cole
1908 - 1912 John H. Buchanan
1912 - 1916 William M. Sheley
1916 - 1920 James L. Cole

 

A black and white image of Charles Bishop.  Bishop is wearing a dark suit.
1920 - 1924 Charles J. Bishop

 

A black and white image of W Pearl Garrett wearing a light color suit and tie.
1924 - 1928 W. Pearl Garrett

 

A black and white image of J. C. Owen.  Owen is seated in front of a desk and wearing a dark suit.
1928 - 1932 J.C. Owen

 

A black and white image of Harris Wells.  Wells is standing by the door to the old stone jail that was once located east of the courthouse.
1932 - 1936 Harris Wells

 

A black and white image of Hartley Crowson.  Crowson is seated and wearing a suit jacket and vest.
1936 - 1940 Hartley Crowson

 

A black and white image of Jack Selby.  Selby is wearing a dark suit.
1940 - 1944 Jack Selby
1944 - 1952 Hartley Crowson

 

A black and white image of Paul Goodman.  Goodman is wearing a suit and tie with an overcoat and a Stetson hat.
1952 - 1960 Paul O. Goodman
1960 - 1968 William A Dawson

 

A black and white image of Willis Hidelbaugh wearing a Sheriff's Office uniform.
1968 - 1968 Willis Hidlebaugh

 

A black and white image of Ted Salmons wearing a Sheriff's Office uniform.
1968 - 1984 Vollie "Ted" Salmons

 

A color image of Harry Lee standing by the driver's side of a patrol vehicle.
1984 - 2000 Harry Lee

 

A color image of Dennis Crane in uniform standing in front of an American Flag.
2000 - 2016 Dennis Crane