Cochise County Sheriff's Office

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Cochise County Sheriff's Office
AZ - Cochise County Sheriff.png
Abbreviation CCSO
Motto Leading The Way
Jurisdictional structure
Operations jurisdiction Cochise, Arizona, USA
Map of Arizona highlighting Cochise County.svg
Map of Cochise County Sheriff's Office's jurisdiction.
Size 6,219 square miles (16,110 km2)
Population 117,755 (2000)
General nature • Local civilian agency
Headquarters Bisbee, Arizona

Agency executive
Facilities
Planes Helicopter - Geronimo
Website
Cochise County Sheriff's Office

The Cochise County Sheriff's Office (CCSO), headquartered in Bisbee, Arizona, is a local law enforcement agency that serves Cochise County, Arizona. It provides general-service law enforcement to unincorporated areas of Cochise County, serving as the equivalent of the police for unincorporated areas of the county. It also operates the county jail system. The Cochise County Sheriff's Office (CCSO) is sometimes referred to as the Cochise County Sheriff's Department (CCSD).[1]

Sheriffs[edit]

#[2] Portrait Name Term in office Length of Service Party affiliation Previous office
1 JohnnyBehan.jpg Johnny Behan
(1844–1912; aged 67)
1881

1882
2 years   Democratic
2 No image
available
Jerome L. Ward
(1833–1913; aged 80)
1883

1884
2 years   Republican
3 No image
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Robert S. Hatch
(1841–1904; aged 62)
1885

1886
2 years
4 John Horton Slaughter.jpg John Slaughter
(1841–1922; aged 80)
1887

1890
3 years
5 No image
available
Carlton B. Kelton
(1839–1925; aged 86)
1891

1892
2 years
6 No image
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Scott White
(1856–1935; aged 78)
1893

1894
2 years   Democratic Supervisor of Cochise County
(1890–1892)
7 No image
available
C.S. Fly
(1849–1901; aged 52)
1895

1897
2 years
8 No image
available
Scott White 1897

1900
3 years   Democratic Clerk of the District Court of Cochise County
(1895–1896)
9 No image
available
Adelbert Lewis
(1864–1911; aged 47)
1901

1904
3 years
10 No image
available
Stewart Hunt 1905

1906
2 years
11 No image
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John F. White
(1867–1947; aged 80)
1907

1912
5 years
12 Arizona Rangers Captain Harry C. Wheeler.jpg Harry C. Wheeler
(1875–1925; aged 50)
1913

1918
7 years
13 No image
available
Guy Welch
(1879–1944; aged 64)
1918


8 months Undersheriff
(1912–1918)
14 No image
available
James F. McDonald 1918

1920
2 years Street superintendent of Bisbee, Arizona
15 No image
available
Joe C. Hood
(1880–1960; aged 80)
1921

1922
2 years
16 No image
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George Henshaw
(1879–1963; aged 84)
1927

1930
3 years
17 No image
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Fred Kenney
(1880–1931; aged 51)
1931

1932
2 years
Acting No image
available
I. V. Pruitt June 18, 1932

November 6, 1932
49 days   None Chief deputy
18 No image
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Tom Voelker 1933

1934
2 years
19 No image
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I. V. Pruitt
(1893–1969; aged 76)
1935

1952
17 years
20 No image
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J.W. "Jack" Howard
(died 1959)
1953

1958
5 years Undersheriff
21 No image
available
Charlie Stewart 1959

1960
2 years Undersheriff
22 No image
available
Phil Olander
(1929–2010; aged 81)
1961

1964
3 years
23 No image
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T.J. "Jim" Wilson 1965

1976
11 years   Democratic
24 No image
available
Jimmy V. Judd
(1933–2005; aged 72)
1977

1992
15 years   Democratic Undersheriff
25 No image
available
John R. Pintek 1993

1996
3 years   Democratic
26 No image
available
Larry A. Dever
(1951–2012; aged 60)
1997

2012
15 years   Republican Chief deputy
Acting No image
available
Rod Rothrock September 18, 2012

November 5, 2012
49 days   None Chief deputy
29 No image
available
Mark J. Dannels
(born in 1963; aged 54)
November 6, 2012

Incumbent
4 years   Republican Police Chief of Coquille, Oregon
(2008–2011)

Fallen officers[edit]

Since the establishment of the Cochise County Sheriff's Officer, 14 officers have died in the line of duty.[3]

Officer Date of Death Details
Deputy Sheriff Kiv Phillips
Friday, July 7, 1882
Gunfire
Deputy Sheriff D. Tom Smith
Saturday, December 8, 1883
Gunfire
Deputy Constable Isaac L. Roberts
Thursday, March 6, 1884
Gunfire
Deputy Sheriff William L. Daniels
Tuesday, June 9, 1885
Gunfire
Deputy Sheriff Casper Albert
Thursday, November 26, 1885
Gunfire
Deputy Sheriff Jake Bowman
Wednesday, April 25, 1888
Gunfire
Deputy Sheriff Cesario Lucero
Sunday, August 12, 1888
Gunfire
Deputy Sheriff Chet Ainsworth
Thursday, June 1, 1889
Gunfire
Deputy Sheriff Arthur Wright
Wednesday, February 10, 1904
Gunfire
Deputy Sheriff Ed Miller
Tuesday, August 12, 1913
Gunfire
Deputy Sheriff Orson McRae
Thursday, July 12, 1917
Gunfire
Sheriff Fred Kenney
Friday, June 17, 1932
Automobile accident
Deputy Sheriff Leroy Dale Brown
Saturday, December 6, 1969
Gunfire
Deputy Sheriff Jeffrey Carl Brown
Monday, September 26, 1983
Assault

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Official Website". Cochise County Sheriff's Office.
  2. ^ "Sirens, Whistles and Badges ... Oh, My!" (PDF). TucsonFireFoundation.com. Henry F. Hauser Museum. 2015.
  3. ^ The Officer Down Memorial Page

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