Current & Past Sheriff's for Greene County Government, Pennsylvania




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Sheriff's . . . 1796 to present day
Department of Law and Order, Greene County Government, Pennsylvania


Public Requests Person: Deborah Stockdale, or Lesia Moore, Department Clerks

Greene County Courthouse, 1st Floor
10 East High Street, Waynesburg, Pennsylvania 15370
Phone: 724-852-5218 or 724-627-7207 / Fax: 724-852-5318
Office Hours: 8:30 a.m.—4:30 p.m., Monday—Friday

The Greene County Sheriff's Office is a law enforcement agency sworn to serve and protect the citizens and property of Greene County. Its mission is to enforce the laws of the commonwealth, administer the civil process, serve and enforce court orders, issuance of licenses to carry firearms, and provide security for the courthouse and all county property. We also assist local, state, and federal agencies in the pursuit of justice.

Past and present — Sheriff's:
  • James Hook (1796 — 1799)
  • Robert Cather (1799 — 1802)
  • Jacob Burley (1802 — 1805)
  • Samuel Harper (1805 — 1808)
  • Branet Rinehart (1808 — 1811)
  • Thomas Mitchel (1811 — 1814)
  • Thomas Wood (1814 — 1817)
  • Adam Hays (1817 — 1820)
  • Issac Teagarden (1820 — 1821)
  • James Hughes (1821 — 1824)
  • Joseph Morris (1824 — 1827)
  • Mark Gordan (1827 — 1830)
  • Jacob Barnes (1830 — 1833)
  • Benjamin Smith (1833 — 1836)
  • Benjamin B. Woodruff (1836 — 1839)
  • R. H. Lindsey (1839 — 1842)
  • John Barnes (1842)
  • Silas Barnes (1842)
  • Nelson Thomas (1845)
  • Isaac Thomas (May 25, 1846)
  • John Lindsey (October 26, 1846)
  • Rufus K. Campbell (1849 — 1852)
  • David A. Worley (1852 — 1855)
  • Elijah Adams (1855 — 1858)
  • George Wright (1858 — 1862)
  • Thomas Lucas (1861)
  • Heath Johns (1864)
  • Henry B. Silvins (1867)
  • Abner Ross (1870 — 1873)
  • James P. Cosgray (1873 — 1876)
  • John G. Dinsmore (1876 — 1879)
  • Joseph F. Randolph (1879 — 1882)
  • David A. Spragg (1882 — 1885)
  • John S. Lemley (1885 — 1888)
  • John T. Goodwin (1888 — 1891)
  • John A. Moore (1891 — 1894)
  • Mordecai Kent (1894 — 1897)
  • Lindsey W. Meek (1897 — 1900)
  • J. A. Scott (1900 — 1903)
  • John Joseph Koebert (1904 — 1906)
  • Jacob Yeager (1906 — 1909)
  • James M. White (1909 — 1913)
  • George M. Wimer (1913 — 1917)
  • J. E. Adamson (1917 — 1921)
  • Dan W. Phillips (1921 — 1925)
  • Arno S. McClelland (1925 — 1929)
  • James M. White (1929 — 1933)
  • Clarence C. Taylor (1933 — 1937)
  • Henry Flowers (1937 — 1941)
  • Walter Glennen (1941 — 1945)
  • Emil W. Fox (1945 — 1953)
  • Tom Boyd (1953, re-elected in 1957)
  • Mark G. Shultz (1961, re-elected in 1965, 1969, 1973, & 1977)
  • Remo E. Bertugli (1978 — 1989)
  • Richard C. Ketchem (1989, re-elected in 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006, & 2010-2013)
  • Brian Tennant (2013-present)
  1. Morris, Joseph: (1795-1854) — of Ohio. Born in Greene County, PA, October 16, 1795. Father of James Remley Morris. Democrat. Greene County Sheriff, 1824; merchant; member of Ohio state house of representatives, 1833-34; Monroe County Treasurer; U.S. Representative from Ohio 15th District, 1843-47. Died in Woodsfield, Monroe County, Ohio, October 23, 1854. Interment at Morris Cemetery, Near Woodsfield, Monroe County, Ohio.
(Partial Data Source: History of Greene County by Samuel P. Bates, 1888; Reproduction sponsored by John Corbly Chapter, DAR, Waynesburg, PA -- Ms. Nancy Huffman, Regent (p. 459))

For general information, please contact the Information Services
at 724-852-5399 / Toll Free: 1-888-852-5399
Greene County Office Building, 93 E. High Street, Waynesburg, PA 15370


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