About The Sheriff's Office

  • Jasper County is a first class county that has 641 square miles of territory with a population of 117,404.

  • There are 940 miles of County maintained roads, 348.8 miles of State and Federal maintained highways, and 548.29 miles of roadways inside cities of Jasper County.

  • Jasper County was established on January 29, 1841.

  • Governor Thomas Reynolds appointed John P. Osborn as Jasper County's first Sheriff, who served from 1841 - 1846.

  • Carthage was chosen as the county seat on March 28, 1842.

  • Thirty eight (38) different men have held the Office of Jasper County Sheriff.

This photo was taken in June 1958 when Jasper County Sheriff's Deputies began wearing the "Officially recognized uniform of Missouri County law enforcement officers." Pictured from left are, Chief Deputy Paul Archer, Deputy George Bastain, and Deputy Omer Casey. In 1958, these three men made up the Sheriff's Office day shift.

List of Previous Sheriffs

Starting Year Ending Year
1. John P. Osborn 1841 1846
2. Samual B. LaForce 1847 1850
3. John Potts 1851 1852
4. T. F. Thompson 1853 1856
5. N. C. Hood 1857 1861
6. Stephen M. Hood 1862 1864
7. Charles C. Brown 1864 1864
8. Edmond M. Burch 1864 1865
9. S. H. Caldwell 1866 1868
10. C. E. Spencer 1869 1872
11. J. S. Zane 1873 1874
12. U. Hendrickson 1875 1876
13. J. C. Beamer 1877 1878
14. J. S. McBride 1879 1880
15. R. M. Roberts 1881 1884
16. John C. Bailey 1885 1888
17. Julius C. Miller 1889 1890
18. James F. Purcell 1891 1894
19. W. S. Crane 1895 1896
20. W. H. Warren 1897 1900
21. Albert Rich 1901 1902
22. James T. Owen 1903 1904
23. John A. Marrs (R) 1905 1906
24. W. P. Parker 1907 1908
25. Arch McDonald (R) 1909 1912
26. C. E. Baker (D) 1913 1916
27. Oll Rogers (D) 1917 1920
28. Harry J. Mead (R) 1921 1924
29. Guy T. Humes (R) 1925 1928
30. Harry D. Stephens (R) 1929 1932
31. Oll Rogers (D) 1933 1936
32. Harry O. Rogers (D) 1937 1940
33. George H. Tatum 1941 1944
34. Russell Lamb (R) 1945 1946
35. George Hickam (R) 1947 1972
36. Joe Hart (R) 1973 1976
37. Leland B. Boatright (R) 1977 1988
38. W. J. Pierce (R) 1989 2003
39. W. Archie Dunn (R) 2003 2012
40. Randee Kaiser (R) 2013 Present

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