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.

Bullet Proof Vest Donation To The Brown County Sheriffs Office

I would like to extend a big thank-you to the United States Deputy Sheriffs Association for their generous donation of 9– “POINT BLANK” bullet proof vests for the Brown County Sheriffs Deputies. Retail value on these vest would be well over $6,000. These vests will replace old, outdated vests that could compromise the safety of […]

Karla’s Diaper Closet Organizing Donations for Harvey

Karla’s Diaper Closet is having an emergency diaper drive this Wednesday August 30th thru Saturday September 2nd, for the victims of Hurricane Harvey. All diaper donations will be sent to the Texas Diaper Bank in San Antonio. The Texas Diaper Bank is the only organization in Texas specifically providing victims diapers as disaster relief. They […]

Eclipse August 21, 2017

I have had many people who are concerned about the solar eclipse on August the 21st and the possibility of a large number of people coming in to the county to witness the event. I thought I would share with you some information that I have received and information on what we can all do […]

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