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 nine (39) 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 1860
6. Thomas J. Haskell 1861 1861
7. (Unknown) 1862 1865
8. S. H. Caldwell 1866 1868
9. C. E. Spencer 1869 1872
10. J. S. Zane 1873 1874
11. U. Hendrickson 1875 1876
12. J. C. Beamer 1877 1878
13. J. S. McBride 1879 1880
14. R. M. Roberts 1881 1884
15. John C. Bailey 1885 1888
16. Julius C. Miller 1889 1890
17. James F. Purcell 1891 1894
18. W. S. Crane 1895 1896
19. W. H. Warren 1897 1900
20. Albert Rich 1901 1902
21. James T. Owen 1903 1904
22. John A. Marrs (R) 1905 1906
23. W. P. Parker 1907 1908
24. Arch McDonald (R) 1909 1912
25. C. E. Baker (D) 1913 1916
26. Oll Rogers (D) 1917 1920
27. Harry J. Mead (R) 1921 1922
28. (Unknown) 1923 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 July 23, 2003
39. W. Archie Dunn (I) July 24, 2003 Dec. 31, 2003
40. W. Archie Dunn (R) 2004 Dec. 31, 2012
41. Randee Kaiser (R) 2013

Disclaimer: The list of previous sheriffs is a work in progress. It is subject to change and may contain inaccuracies.

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