Graham County Sheriff's Office (Arizona)
|Graham County Sheriff's Office|
Patch of the Graham County Sheriff's Office
|Legal personality||Governmental: Government agency|
|Operations jurisdiction*||County (US) of Graham County, Arizona in the state of Arizona, United States|
|Map of Graham County Sheriff's Office's jurisdiction.|
|Size||4,641 square miles (12,020 km2)|
|Legal jurisdiction||Graham County (excluding San Carlos Indian Reservation)|
|Agency executive||Preston "P.J." Allred, Sheriff|
|Graham County Sheriff|
|* Divisional agency: Division of the country, over which the agency has usual operational jurisdiction.|
The Graham County Sheriff's Office (GCSO) is a local law enforcement agency that serves Graham County, Arizona. It provides general-service law enforcement to unincorporated areas of Graham County, serving as the equivalent of the police for unincorporated areas of the county. It also operates the county jail system and the 24/7 countywide 911 communications center. The Graham County Sheriff's Office is sometimes referred to as the Graham County Sheriff's Department (GCSD).
Graham County Animal Control is operated under the Graham County Animal Shelter.
Search and Rescue
The GCSO provides search and rescue services to Graham County. Also known as the Graham County SAR, the team is composed of trained volunteers who respond to search and rescue requests. The team actively trains to ensure that it is ready to respond to SAR situations within Graham County, including but not limited to swift water rescue, lost person searches, rope rescue, and some first-aid medical services. SAR operations are overseen directly by trained GCSO officers.
Since the establishment of the Graham County Sheriff's Office, 6 officers have died in the line of duty.
|Officer||Date of Death||Details|
|Sheriff Ben Crawford||
|Deputy Sheriff Tom Campbell||
|Deputy Sheriff Albert Munguia||
|Sheriff Robert F. McBride||
|Undersheriff Martin Kempton||
|Deputy Sheriff Kane Wooten||
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