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History of the Sheriff's Office

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Sheriff Shannon M. Oliver
Sheriff Shannon M. Oliver
Term: Jan. 2011-Present

     Welcome to the History of the Sheriff's Office.  The photos shown for former sheriffs of Franklin County are currently the only ones we have available.  We have a listing of former sheriffs dating back to 1819 and would love to include additional photos if anyone has some available.  If you have old newspaper articles or photos of any former sheriff that you would like to share with us for the website, please contact our office at 256-332-8811.  You may keep your originals, we will simply make copies for our use and to share with the Franklin County Archives.

     Sheriff Shannon Oliver graduated from Russellville High School and from the NE Alabama Police Academy.  He is married to Tange Oliver and they have 3 children.  He is currently 1 1/2 years into serving his first term as Sheriff of Franklin County.

 

 

 

 

Sheriff Shannon M. Oliver
Sheriff Shannon M. Oliver
Term: Jan. 2011-Present
Sheriff Larry H.  Plott
Sheriff Larry H. Plott
Term: Jan. 1983-Jan. 2011
Sheriff U.R.  Jarnigan
Sheriff U.R. Jarnigan
Term: Jan. 1979-Jan. 1983
Sheriff Glen  W. Demastus
Sheriff Glen W. Demastus
Term: Jan. 1975-Jan. 1979
Sheriff Swanson  Hindman
Sheriff Swanson Hindman
Term: Jan. 1971-Jan. 1975
Sheriff James  Hovater
Sheriff James Hovater
Term: Jan.1959-Jan. 1967
Sheriff William Berry Shedd
Sheriff William Berry Shedd
Term: Jan. 1935-Jan.1939;Jan.1947-Jan. 1951