The Info List - Allegheny County Sheriff

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The Allegheny County Sheriff's Office (ACSO) is a local county law enforcement agency that serves both Pittsburgh
and Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. The ACSO focuses on a number of tasks as an arm of the court, including: court security, writ services, sheriff sales, prisoner transportation, license to carry concealed firearms, warrants, crime prevention and K9 Unit. In some instances, the Sheriff's Office will complement local departments that do not have the capacity to handle specific situations. Major League Baseball Hall of Famer, Honus Wagner
Honus Wagner
was a deputy sheriff. He ran for Sheriff, but lost.


1 History 2 See also 3 References 4 External links

History[edit] The first sheriff to be elected in Allegheny County was James Morrison, who took office in January 1789, soon after the United States gained independence from Great Britain in the Revolutionary War.[1]

James Morrison - 1789-1792 Samuel Ewalt - 1792-1795 (PA State Representative post-Sheriff career) James Sample - 1795-1798 Ephraim Jones - 1798-1801 William Wusthoff - 1804-1809 William McCandless - 1804-1809 William Woods - 1809-1810 Lazarus Stewart (sheriff) - 1816-1819 (Last Sheriff to conduct public hanging in Allegheny County) Morgan Neville (sheriff) - 1819-1822 (Editor and Owner of Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) Lazarus Stewart (sheriff) - 1822-1825 William Leckey - 1825-1828 W. Caven - 1828-1831 William Leckey - 1831-1834 Elijah Trovillo - 1834-1837 Andrew Bayne - 1837-1840 Benjamin Weaver - 1840-1843 Elijah Trovillo - 1843-1846 John Forsyth - 1846-1850 Carter Curtis - 1850-1852 William Magill - 1852-1856 Rody Patterson - 1856-1857 James L. Grahm - 1857-1861 Harry Woods - 1861-1863 John H. Stewart - 1864-1867 Samuel Cluley - 1867-1870 H.S. Fleming - 1870-1873 (Served several terms on Council of the City of Allegheny [Northside neighborhood of Pittsburgh], Mayor of Allegheny, Treasurer of Allegheny County) John H. Hare - 1873-1875 Richard H. Fife - 1876-1878 T.H. Hunter - 1879-1882 (Civil War veteran) William McCallin - 1882-1884 Joseph H. Gray - 1884-1888 A. McCandless - 1888-1890 William H. McCleary - 1890-1894 James F. Richards - 1894-1896 Harvey A. Lowry - 1896-1900 William C. McKinley - 1900-1904 James W. Dickson - 1904-1906 Addison Gumbert - 1906-1910 (Former Major League Baseball pitcher, Clerk of Common Pleas, Commissioner of Allegheny County) Judd H. Bruff - 1910-1914 George Richards - 1914-1918 William S. Haddock - 1918-1922 Robert Woodside - 1922-1926 Robert H. Braun - 1926-1930 Robert S. Cain - 12/1930-1/1932 Frank I. Gollmar - 1932-1938 (Judge of the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County) H. J. Heinz II - 1938-1942 (known as John Heinz in this period; later CEO of H.J. Heinz Company) Robert J. Corbett
Robert J. Corbett
- 1942-1944 (elected to Congress 1944) John Montgomery - 1944-1945 (appointed by Governor) Walter C. Monaghan - 1946-1951 (died September 19, 1951) William D. McClelland - 1951 (acted in this position from September 19, 1951 – December 28, 1951, while he also served as Coroner) Thomas E. Whitten December 28, 1951 – 1954 William H. Davis 1954-1970 (City of Pittsburgh
Fire Chief and City Councilman) Eugene L. Coon 1970-1997 (Longest tenured Allegheny County Sheriff) Peter DeFazio
Peter DeFazio
1997-2006[2] William P. Mullen
William P. Mullen

See also[edit]

portal Pennsylvania portal Law enforcement/Law enforcement topics portal

List of law enforcement agencies in Pennsylvania


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External links[edit]

Official website History of Sheriffs http://www.post-gazette.com/localnews/20020915shertextp7.asp

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