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.

Sheriff Merchant Reports

On 12-17-2014 Sean Davidson 46 Hiawatha KS was arrested on a charge of Offender Registration Violation. On 12-22-2014 Mike Trojovsky 62 Hiawatha KS was arrested on a charge of Open Container On 12-28-2014 at approximately 8 a.m. an injury accident was reported in the vicinity of 1/2 mile west of US 73 HWY on 150th […]

Sheriff Merchant Reports

On 12-21-2014 an injury accident was reported at approximately 6 p.m. in the vicinity of US 36 HWY and Natchez Rd (Walmart) near west Hiawatha. A 2003 Pontiac Gran Prix driven by Mark Wesby of St Joseph was traveling West on US 36 HWY when it was struck broadside by a 2004 Chevy Monte Carlo […]

Brown County Sheriffs Report December 2014‏

On 11-27-2014 Terri Siebenmorgen 19 Hiawatha KS was arrested on charges of DUI and Transporting Open Container On 11-25-2014 Anna Dillow 30 KC, KS was arrested on a charge of Criminal Trespass On 11-24-2014 Etta Whaley 60 Falls City NE was arrested on charges of DUI and Driving While License Cancelled, Suspended or Revoked On […]