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45+ Thought-Provoking Sheriff Quotes

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Every country has there own different positions in the government sector.

There are some nations with historical roots in England, where this position emerged. A sheriff is a government officer with various responsibilities.

In Iceland, a similar but independently created position known as the Sheriff, has existed for some time. A sheriff, short for 'shire reeve,' was formerly a legal representative in charge of a shire. In British English, a sheriff's political or legal position, tenure, or territory is referred to as a sheriff's shrievalty in Wales and England, while a sheriffdom in Scotland. Currently, each country has its unique combination of sheriff's judicial, administrative, and ceremonial responsibilities. A sheriff is a traditional county or municipal officer in England, Northern Ireland, and Wales. Judges serve as sheriffs in Scotland. Sheriffs are judicial officers equivalent to bailiffs in the Republic of Ireland, various counties, and the cities of Cork and Dublin. Sheriffs are appointed police officers in the United States, and their responsibilities differ between states and counties.

Sheriffs are usually appointed county officials whose responsibilities include running county jails, keeping unincorporated regions under control, protecting county courts, and issuing court documents and warrants. Beginning in the 1660s, the role of the Sheriff as a county representative was documented in colonial North America. The duties of a sheriff in the United States vary according to state and county. The senior civilian police officers in a county are typically the elected figure known as the sheriff. The sheriff is responsible for carrying out court directives and decisions and carrying out tasks like evictions, asset forfeiture in accordance with legal procedures, and serving legal documents and warrants.

Famous Sheriff Quotes

Here are some famous Sheriff quotes which might stand well along with your ideas and thoughts.

"I don't care to be good, Sheriff. I care to be whole."

- Buddy Wakefield.

"I am the constitutionally and legitimately elected sheriff, and I absolutely refuse to surrender my responsibility to the federal government."

- Joe Arpaio.

"The sheriff is at the cash register, and if I don't get a hit soon, I don't know what I'll do."

- Nat King Cole.

"A novel in which the reader will ask many questions concerning Mayan antiquity."

- Peter J. Wetzelaer.

"Think of me as the weathered sheriff coming back into Dodge 'cause the youngsters are shooting up the church and scaring the horses and not doing right by the women."

- Frank Miller.

"The church hates a thinker precisely for the same reason a robber dislikes a sheriff, or a thief despises the prosecuting witness."

- Robert Green Ingersoll.

"I'm the elected sheriff, and I'm going to keep doing what the Constitution says I can do. "

- Joe Arpaio.

"Then, like a born and bred asshole, he added to the sheriff , He writes murder mysteries."

- Josh Lanyon.

"Police internal affairs are in the business of protecting corrupt and incompetent police officers from prosecution due to the extensive range of laws that they have blatantly broken."

- Steven Magee.

"They may be just as intelligent as you say. But I'd feel a helluva lot better if just one of them had ever run for sheriff."

- Sam Rayburn

"America had, for one thing, lived in anarchy for - until much more recently than Europe. We had the Wild West, where the cliché of the cowboy movies was the nearest sheriff is 90 miles away, and so you had to pack a gun and defend yourself."

- Steven Pinker.

"I'd rather report to four million people as the elected Sheriff than some governor or president, so I like reporting to the people."

- Joe Arpaio.

Fascinating Sheriff Quotes

Here are some fascinating Sheriff quotes which might be found interesting and thought-provoking.

"An average person like me does not know about stuff like chasing absentee ballots."

- Ron DeSantis.

"Before he had time to figure it out, his walkie-talkie crackled and a voice came on. He punched a button. "Sheriff here. What's up?"

- Kerrelyn Sparks, 'The Undead Next Door'.

"And let's all be honest here; more of us believe in the American hero Sheriff Joe Arpaio's thorough investigation into your phony birth certificate and phony history than the phony media's smoke and mirrors."

- Ted Nugent.

"The police are the public and the public are the police; the police being only members of the public who are paid to give full time attention to duties which are incumbent on every citizen in the interests of community welfare and existence."

- Robert Peel

"Police officers know that each time they put on their uniform, they are taking on risks to protect others."

- Mike Parson

"So people keep asking me what this badge is for... this badge makes me the sheriff, the sheriff of Emo town, so get your straight irons and eyeliner ready!"

- Gerard Way.

"We can't do much about ensuring that the homeland is safe if our local police and sheriffs' departments don't have the personnel they need to keep our streets and neighborhoods secure."

- Dick Durbin.

"Especially in local elections, because hardly anybody pays attention to those - but it's really important who's mayor and who's on the city council, county commissioners, sheriffs, district attorney, and of course the school board."

- Jello Biafra.

"I get a lot of calls from families and people who have served time and they say, 'Thank you, Sheriff. I hate the tents.' That's music to my ears."

- Joe Arpaio.

"If time were the wicked sheriff in a horse opera, I'd pay for riding lessons and take his gun away."

- W. H. Auden.

"He mulled that over. "Sheriff Connally woulda let us shoot 'em." I reached over and took his coffee away from him. "Yep. Lucian probably would have done the job himself, but we're living in more enlightened times." I drained his cup and handed it back with a smile. "Ain't it grand?"

- 'The Cold Dish', Craig Johnson.

"Police officers put the badge on every morning, not knowing for sure if they'll come home at night to take it off."

- Tom Cotton.


(Sheriffs are officers which help the judiciary to follow the law and order.)

Interesting Sheriff Quotes

Here are some interesting Sheriff quotes which might strike you as inspiring when it comes to the common justice of people.

"The place was packed as we flooded in, all the patrons freezing at the sight of an armed sheriff, two deputies, an Indian, and a construction worker; we probably looked like the Village People."

- 'Death Without Company', Craig Johnson.

"Each day, millions of police officers do the selfless work of putting their lives on the line to protect civilians, frequently responding to or preventing crises completely with no recognition."

- Letitia James.

"The cyber world is sort of the Wild, Wild West, and to some degree, we're asked to be the sheriff."

- Barack Obama.

"The young people when I go to McDonald's, the Hispanic clerks will come by, 'Sheriff, can we have a picture?' over and over again. At least they want a picture with me."

- Joe Arpaio.

"Personally I had the opportunity to go on several ride alongs with the LA County Sheriff's Department with some amazing detectives, who were invaluable to me."

- Nancy McKeon.

"What you compose with is neither here nor there, you compose with words, or you compose with stone plants and trees, or you compose with events; the Sheriff's officer, or whatever."

- Ian Hamilton Finlay.

"The police are not here to create disorder, they're here to preserve disorder."

- Richard J. Daley.

"When I mount the scaffold at last these will be my farewell words to the sheriff: Say what you will against me when I am gone, but don't forget to add, in common justice, that I was never converted to anything."

- H. L. Mencken.

"A writer, like a sheriff, is the embodiment of a group of people and without their support both are in a tight spot."

- Craig Johnson.

"By law I am unable to walk away. I am a consequence. I am the unpaid bill. I am fate with a badge and a gun. Behind my badge is a heart like yours. I bleed, I think, I love, and yes, I can be killed."

- Officer Taylor, 'End of Watch'.

"Law enforcement officers are never ‘off duty.’ They are dedicated public servants who are sworn to protect public safety at any time and place that the peace is threatened. They need all the help that they can get."

- Barbara Boxer.

"The duties of an officer are the safety, honor, and welfare of your country first; the honor, welfare, and comfort of the men in your command second; and the officer’s own ease, comfort, and safety last."

- George S. Patton.

"Good people sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf."

- George Orwell.

New And Old Sheriff Quotes

Here are some new and old Sheriff quotes which might help you to learn some about all the patrons.

"If you ask any police officer what the worst part of the job is, they will always say breaking bad news to relatives, but this is not the truth. The worst part is staying in the room after you’ve broken the news, so that you’re forced to be there when someone’s life disintegrates around them. Some people say it doesn’t bother them – such people are not to be trusted."

-Ben Aaronovitch.

"A corrupt police force is an extension of a corrupt government."

- Steven Magee.

"The biggest qualification to be a good police officer is to have a high degree of emotional intelligence."

- Peter James.

"Police officers and firemen are so visible in their daily work, there's no mistaking they're there and that presence makes people feel secure."

- Irwin Redlener.

"If it isn't the sheriff, it's the finance company; I've got more attachments on me than a vacuum cleaner."

- John Barrymore.

"I knew police officers have a very difficult job. They have to make split second decisions that will impact not only the communities they serve but their families, their own personal lives."

- Doug Baldwin.

"I broke down on Thursday, Nov. 3, and told Sheriff Howard Wells the truth. It wasn't easy, but after the truth was out, I felt like the world was lifted off my shoulders."

- Susan Smith.

"A good society is characterised not just by liberty but by mutual respect and responsibility. When this breaks down it takes a lot more than police officers to put things right."

- David Lammy

"I was able to solve enough big problems along the way that the sheriff didn't come along and put the 'bankruptcy' sign up."

- Fred DeLuca.

"It's important the sheriff and the D.A. work with the community to realize real-world solutions. If they make decisions in silos, it will fall short."

- Susan Burton.

"State and local law enforcement are the primary protectors of the health, safety, and welfare of the people in the individual states."

- Ron DeSantis.

"George Floyd is the tip of a very large iceberg of government corruption."

- Steven Magee.

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