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.

Harvest safety information

I would like to remind everyone that harvest time is here and we need to make sure to drive accordingly. A lot of the farm machinery takes up much of the roadway, especially on rural country roads. Use extra caution when driving and allow plenty of space between you...

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More suspicious package info

I would like to inform the public of more concerns about unsolicited suspicious packages that county residents have been receiving in the mail. I have taken a number of complaints from citizens who are receiving packages from Wuhan China being sent through the Postal...

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Safety reminder for the public

I would like to remind everyone that with school ready to start, we all need to remember a few basic safety tips to make sure we all get off to a good start. Drivers, there will be a lot more kids on the streets walking to school or riding bicycles, so please take the...

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