Fallen Sheriff’s Deputies

pics_memorialSince 1819 the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office has been blessed with Deputy Sheriffs who were willing to make the ultimate sacrifice for the citizens of Jefferson County, Alabama. The following is a list of these brave Deputies and the date of their death. May we never forget them and may they rest in peace forever.


  • Deputy Charles M. Cole
    July 24, 1894
  • Deputy James W. Smith
    July 24, 1894
  • Chief Deputy Robert W. Warnock
    Nov. 27, 1898
  • Deputy Robert Charles Gardner
    July 17, 1908
  • Deputy David Olius Battle
    Dec. 25, 1910
  • Constable Willie Lewis Staggs
    May 24, 1911
  • Deputy Jessie G. Thomas
    Feb. 20, 1922
  • Deputy Harry B. Lamb
    July 17, 1928
  • Deputy Dewey V. Rickles
    Apr. 14, 1948
  • Deputy Phillip Samuel Feld
    July 16, 1980
  • Deputy Charles Ivan Baker
    Nov. 21, 1981
  • Deputy V. D. Owen
    Sept. 04, 1986
  • Deputy Donald L. Cokeroft
    Sept. 17, 1988
  • Deputy James Felton Judd
    July 14, 1993
  • Deputy John H. Kennedy
    July 14, 1993
  • Deputy William G. Hardy
    July 19, 1995
  • Deputy Henry Lloyd Brooks
    Jan. 18, 1997
  • Deputy Robert Bell
    Feb. 28, 2003