Sheriff - John V. Gillespie (1984-1992)


Sheriff John V. Gillespier

Sheriff John V. Gillespie served as Al Jalaty's Undersheriff, but took over as Sheriff in 1984 when Sheriff Jalaty fell ill. Gillespie was easily re-elected Sheriff in 1986 and 1990. "Sheriff John" infused the Department with the importance of higher education and community relationships. His campaign motto of "Modern Technology Combined With Traditional Values" characterized his tenure as Sheriff.