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Sheriff’s Office History

Photo of Old Courthouse and Sheriff's OfficeThe Amador County Sheriff’s Office was founded
at the time of the establishment of Amador County
in June of 1854.

The Sheriffs of Amador County
Photo Date of office Name
No Photo 1854* William H. Phoenix*
No Photo 1855 George Durham
No Photo  1856-59 W.J. Paugh
  1860-1862 Robert Cosner
No Photo  1863 Bolland B. Redhead
No Photo  1864 I.N. Randolph
  1865-66 Robert Cosner
No Photo  1867-70 George Durham
No Photo  1871-72 Henry Benjamin Kelly
No Photo  1873-74 Peter Fagan
  1875-83 John Vogan
No Photo  1884-85 Matthew Murray
  1886-91 Robert J. Adams
  1892-1901 U.S. Gregory
No Photo  1902-05 Tomas K. Norman
  1906-09 U.S. Gregory
  1910-13 John S. Davis
  1914-54 George W. Lucot
  1955-65 Karl W. Joses
  1966-74 Joseph P. Martin
  1975-82 Ronald G. Curan
  1983-91 Robert T. Campbell
  1991-95 Ken Blake**
  1995-07 Michael F. Prizmich
  2007-Present Martin A. Ryan
  *Killed in the line of duty **Died in Office




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