History

Learn about the History of Law Enforcement in Douglas County.

Past Douglas County Sheriffs

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1862 – 1863
Charles F. Parkhurst
 1888 – 1891
George C. ‘Cole’ Briscoe
1931 – 1938
Charles H. Lowell
1864 – 1865
F.C. Johnson
  1892 – 1893
Hiram D. Benton
1939 – 1942
Samuel H. Buckner
1866 – 1867
A. Marshall
 1894 – 1897
Walter M. Priest
1942 – 1946
H. Robert Campbell
1868 – 1869
John Jones
  1898 – 1900
Alford F. Stott
 1947 – 1970
John L. Hammond [3]
1870 – 1872
David M. Woods
 1900 – 1902
Edward Hoffman
 1971 – 1982
Royal C. McKinster
1873 – 1874
Bernard C. Killin [1]
 1903 – 1904
Ruel S. Alford
1983 – 2003
Stephen C. Zotos [4]
1874 – 1874
Jacob Calvin Jones [2]
1905 – 1906
Fred Hilburger
2003 – 2005
Michael Acree
1874 – 1875
Christian Manhart
 1907 – 1908
George Vossler
2005 – 2014
David A. Weaver
1876 – 1879
Adam Smith
1909 – 1912
John Anderson
 2014 – Present
Tony Spurlock
1880 – 1881
Jose P. Adams
 1913 – 1922
George Nickson
1882 – 1883
Henry M. Clay
 1923 – 1926
Roy McKissack
1884 – 1887
Charles Anderson
 1927 – 1930
Lucius Cox

[1] When Elbert County was created in 1874, Sheriff Killin became the new Elbert County Sheriff.
[2] Appointed to replace Sheriff Killan. Did not run for re-election.
[3] Sheriff Hammond was the longest-serving Douglas County Sheriff.
[4] Sheriff Zotos’ term was the second longest in the county’s century-and-a-half history.