It is the goal of the Brown County Sheriffs Office to provide quality law enforcement to the citizens of Brown County.  It shall be our duty to rise above the “old style” type of law enforcement of being “reactive” and “complacent” thus becoming “proactive” officers that protect and serve Brown County in a productive and professional manner. We shall also become “coactive” with the community and in this role will improve the quality of life for the Brown County citizens.


On March 1, 2012 the Brown County Commissioner signed Resolution 2010-11 dedicating the new Brown County jail in dedication of Todd Widman. Todd was a life long resident of Brown County and had decided to dedicate his life to law enforcement. Todd was well liked and respected by everyone.


The Brown County Commissioners dedicated the new Brown County Law Enforcement Center to the memory of Todd Michael Widman this morning at their weekly meeting.

Deputy Sheriff Todd Michael Widman

Todd Michael Widman was born in Hiawatha, Kansas on July 23, 1978 the son of Michael Widman and Brenda Wenger.

Todd graduated from Hiawatha High School in May, 1997 where he was well liked and respected by fellow students and faculty alike.  Todd attended Cloud County Community College following graduation and was a Junior at Washburn University studing Criminal Justice at the time of his untimely death on March 1, 2000.

Todd dedicated himself to serving Brown County through his work as a Deputy with the Brown County Sheriff’s Office for over a year and half.  Todd made the ultimate sacrifice by law enforcement when he was tragically killed in the line of duty while assisting a troubled runaway observed wandering through the streets of Hiawatha, Kansas March 1, 2000.

Criminal Damage to local county residence’s

The Brown County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance. Deputies over the recent weeks have taken several calls from victims having damage done to their homes. An unknown single suspect or group of suspects are driving by residences, shooting them with paint-balls and in most cases, have exceeded several thousand dollars in damages. Paint-ball’s […]

Heatstroke Prevention Day July 31st‏

The Brown County Sheriffs office would like to inform the public to be aware of children left in vehicles during summer heat. In 2013, 44 children in the United States lost their lives after being left unattended in vehicles and many more were severely injured. This is a 100% preventable tragedy. On a hot day, […]

Brown County Sheriffs Report July 2014‏

On 6-18-2014 Jeff McCorkle 52 of Fairview was arrested on a charge of Felony Driving Under the Influence On 6-19-2014 Andrew Tryon 29 of Seneca was arrested on a Felony Brown County Warrant for Failure to Appear On 6-20-2014 Brett Winters 17 of Falls City, NE was charged with Disorderly Conduct, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia […]

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