Genealogy Trails

Pinal County, Arizona
Sheriffs and Fallen Officers

Pinal County Sheriffs
Michael Rogers, 1875
Peter R. Brady, 1876-1877
John Peter Gabriel, 1878-1882
Andrew James Doran, 1883-1884
John Peter Gabriel, 1885-1886
Jere Fryer, 1887-1891
L. K.Drais, 1892-1893
William C Truman, 1894-1903
Thomas N. Wills, 1904-1907
James E. McGee, 1908-February 16, 1912
E J. McCarthy, February 16-November 13, 1912
(Charles Foreman elected but died before taking office)
James E. McGee, November 13, 1912-1913
Henry Hall, 1914-1920
EnisThurman, 1921-1924
W. A. Benson, 1925
Walter E. Laveen, 1925-1938
James Herron Jr., 1939-1946
Lynn Earley, 1947-1952
Laurence White, 1953-1962
Coy DeArman, 1963-1974
W. B. "Tex" Whirtington, 1975-1976
Frank R. Reyes, 1977-2000
Roger Vanderpool, 2001-2005
(left office to serve as director of Arizona Department of Public Safery)
Chris Vasquez, 2005-2008



Fallen Officers
Deputy Sheriff Ed Landers Drew
EOW: Monday, May 15, 1911
Cause of Death: Gunfire
 
 Deputy Sheriff Phineas Brown
EOW: Wednesday, August 19, 1914
Cause of Death: Gunfire
 
 Deputy Sheriff John C. Power
EOW: Thursday, November 5, 1914
Cause of Death: Gunfire
  
Deputy Sheriff Joseph E. Donaldson
EOW: Tuesday, May 14, 1918
Cause of Death: Gunfire
  
Deputy Sheriff Edwin B. Conoley
EOW: Saturday, August 13, 1927
Cause of Death: Gunfire
  
Deputy Sheriff Jack Hickox
EOW: Wednesday, June 8, 1938
Cause of Death: Gunfire
  
Night Watchman Samuel Dow Blackwell
EOW: Sunday, June 6, 1943
Cause of Death: Stabbed
  
Deputy Sheriff Edward Smith
EOW: Tuesday, August 3, 1948
Cause of Death: Gunfire
  
Deputy Sheriff Carlos Escamilla
EOW: Saturday, May 14, 1955
Cause of Death: Gunfire
  
Deputy Sheriff James Melvin Morgan
EOW: Sunday, February 25, 1973
Cause of Death: Aircraft accident
  
Deputy Sheriff Jason Patrick Lopez
EOW: Friday, May 4, 2001
Cause of Death: Gunfire
  
Deputy Sheriff Donald Lee Mauldin
EOW: Saturday, August 24, 2002
Cause of Death: Gunfire

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