Sheriff - Edmund G. McMartin
Sheriff E.G. McMartin
June 29, 1860 – August 20, 1921
Sheriff E.G. McMartin was first elected Sheriff in 1902 and every four years after until his death in 1921, becoming the only Sheriff in Ventura County history to be killed in the line of duty. Sheriff McMartin was killed along with Constable Kelley of Oxnard while attempting to arrest two murder suspects in Owensmouth Valley (now Canoga Park). A 1921 newspaper article described the Sheriff as a man who was admired and respected throughout the West for his tireless and fearless service.