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.

This week, we are thankful for the citizens of Brown County. Our family…our friends… who day in and day out continue to show us support in what we do. Please remember those who will be working around the clock this Thanksgiving. The men and women of Law Enforcement, Firefighters and Emergency Medical Personnel that courageously […]

21st Annual Jingle Bell Ride

The 21st annual Jingle Bell Ride will be held Sunday November 12th 2017 here in Hiawatha. The rider registration will begin at 10:30 on the courthouse square. Fun activities begin at 11:00am and the parade will begin at 1pm. For more information and on how you can donate to this event, call 785-741-0861 or visit […]


We would like to remind the public that the  10th annual Trick-or-Treat night will be held on Monday October 30th at the Brown County Sheriffs office located at 709 Utah Street in Hiawatha.   We will be on the lookout for ghosts and goblins starting at 5 p.m. and will go until we run out […]

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