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Russellville, Alabama 35654

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M-F 8:00am - 5:00pm
History of the Sheriff's Office - Click photo for more information

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
Term: Jan. 2011-Present

Sheriff Larry H. Plott
Term: Jan. 1983-Jan. 2011

Sheriff U.R. Jarnigan
Term: Jan. 1979-Jan. 1983

Sheriff Glen W. Demastus
Term: Jan. 1975-Jan. 1979

Sheriff Swanson Hindman
Term: Jan. 1971-Jan. 1975

Sheriff James Hovater
Term: Jan.1959-Jan. 1967

Sheriff William Berry Shedd
Term: Jan. 1935-Jan.1939;Jan.1947-Jan. 1951
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