It has been said that it takes people with unique qualities to effectively deal with the complex situations that citizens can bring to bear on one another. Through the years the Tillamook County Sheriff's Office has been fortunate to have a working relationship with many of these special people, both as paid professionals and as volunteers.

The Tillamook County Sheriff's Office was born during a period of time in history when all of 21 voting citizens would cast their ballots to elect a new Sheriff.  It was a time when the names Trask, Vaughn, Quick, Dougherty, and Champion were known by everyone.

 

Many things have changed over the years but the Sheriff's Office has strength in the knowledge, that responsible law enforcement, for the sake of all people, is as important today as it was in 1854.

 

 

 

Former Sheriff's - 1854 to Current

Obed S. Thomas

1854-1855

 

James Quick

1855-1857

 

Charles H. Haynes

1857-1859

 

James Quick

1859-1860

 

Charles H. Haynes

1860-1860

 

Leonard Killam

1860-1865

 

Warren N. Vaughn

1865-1867

 

Thomas J. Stillwell

1867-1868

 

Samuel C. Espy

1868-1870

 

Fred A. White

1870-1873

 

William D. Stillwell

1873-1874

 

Thadeus C. Quick

1874-1876

 

N. J. Higgenbothem

1876-1880

 

John M. Knifong

1880-1882

 

Albert Lockwood "Wood" Alderman

1882-1886

 

Thomas Francis "Frank" Harris

1886-1890

 

Samuel Downs

1890-1892

 

John D. Edwards

1892-1894

 

John Henry Jackson

1894-1898

 

Henry Haines Alderman

1898-1904

 

Ezekial Wilson Stanley

1904-1904

 

C. H. Wolfe

1904-1906

 

Henry "Hank" Crenshaw

1906-1917

 

William L. "Bill" Campbell

1917-1921

John M. "Jack" Aschim

1921-1929

 

John Chester "Chet" Holden

1929-1941

 

Allen Erskine Birch

1941-1957

 

Hallie Ireland

1957-1965

 

Delbert H. Walpole

1965-1977

 

Billie Dean Johnson Sr.

1977-1980

David Wilson

1980-1992

Don Watters

1992-1993

Thomas Dye

1993-2000

Todd Anderson

2000-10/31/2011

 

Andy Long

11/01/2011- 07/31/2019

Jim Horton

08/01/2019 - Current