MISSION STATEMENT

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.

BROWN COUNTY DEDICATES NEW JAIL

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.

 TO THE MEMORY OF   TODD MICHAEL WIDMAN

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.

Scholarship winner in Brown County

Each year the Kansas Sheriffs Association awards up to $15,000 worth of educational scholarships to eligible members or family members. The eight members Scholarship Committee, chaired by Osborne County Sheriff Curtis Miner, receive the written applications and conducts interviews with all applicants. This year thirteen $1,000 awards are issued and one $2,000 Sheriff Matt Samuels […]

Hiawatha Hospital and Brown County Sheriffs Office PROJECT LEO

On Monday May 15th the Brown County Sheriff’s Office was very thankful to be a part of “Project LEO”.  For Hospital Week, which is celebrated every year in May, the Hiawatha Community Hospital initiated this effort as one of their community service projects and collected blankets, toys, coloring books and crayons, stuffed animals and back-packs for […]

Brown County / Hiawatha High School scholarship winners

We are very proud to announce the first recipients of the “Brown County Sheriff’s Office Memorial Scholarship” which is dedicated to those who have given the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty. Rachelle Houk, senior at Hiawatha high school was awarded the $1,000 scholarship Thursday evening May 18th, at the Hiawatha high school gymnasium. […]

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