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.

Brown County Sheriffs Report

There are 13 inmates in the Brown County jail, 7 females and 6 males– 0 out of county and 18 at peak. On 5-29-2014 Christina Hillebrand 24 Hiawatha was arrested on Probation Violation On 6-2-2014 Glen Buckley 32 Horton was arrested on charges of DUI and Driving While Suspended/Revoked On 6-2-2014 Robert Johnson 34 Wichita […]

Brown County Wanted Person in Custody

The Brown County Sheriffs Office has Johnny Hogue 38 resident of Potter Kansas in custody. Hogue was arrested without incident in Potter with the assistance of Atchison Sheriffs Office, Atchison Police Department and the Kansas Highway Patrol. We would like to thank the public for their assistance in locating Hogue and the extra effort put […]

Car Seat Safety Days at Holthaus Autohaus

A coordinated car seat check up event is being scheduled rain or shine on Thursday June 5th from 2-4 p.m. at Holthaus Autohaus located at 720 W. Oak Street in Fairview, Kansas. This event is being co-hosted by the Brown County Sheriffs office, Kansas Highway Patrol, Kansas Traffic Resource Office, and Holthaus Autohaus. We are […]

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