Navarro County
Sheriff's Office
Corsicana, Texas
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(903) 654-3002

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(903) 654-3001

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(903) 654-3044

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Address:
312 W. 2nd Ave.
Corsicana, TX 75110

Administrative
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Monday - Friday
8:00AM - 5:00PM

History of NCSO

In terms of American folklore, the sheriff is a glamorous and heroic official who protects the innocent. The name comes from two English words, "shire" which means "county," and "reeve" which means "administrator." May he be considered a superman, because the requirements of his job necessitate that he be a law-man, a leader, a fighter, a diplomat, a lawyer, a detective, a doctor, a politician, plus a few other qualifications his job may require. However, he is a human being like the rest of us. Here is a look at some of the men who have been the Sheriff of Navarro County. 

James Buckner Barry
James Buckner Barry
Served 8/1850 - 1852
8/1854 - 1855

Jessie Simeon Walton
 Jessie Simeon Walton
Served 8/1855 - 11/1860

Lafford Berry (Dick) French
Lafford Berry (Dick) French
Served 1865 - 1866

Jesse Rascoe
Jesse Rascoe
Interim 4/1870 - 7/1870

Samuel John Thomas Johnson
Samuel John Thomas Johnson
Served 1/1873 - 8/1876

Ewing E. Dunn
Ewing E. Dunn
Served 4/1876 - 11/1884

James Lanier Walton
James Lanier Walton
Served 11/1884 - 11/1886

 Wiley D. Robinson
Wiley D. Robinson, Sr.
Served 1900-1902
1904-1906

 Jonas Joshua Hail, Jr
Jonas Joshua Hail, Jr.
Served 1902 - 1904
1906 - 1908

 Mastifer Steele Clayton
Mastifer (Michael) Steele Clayton
Served 11/1908 - 11/1912

 Walter Pevehouse
Walter Lavosier Pevehouse
Served 11/1912 - 11/1916

 John Richard Curington
John Richard Curington
Served 11/1916 - 11/1920

 Walter Hayes
Walter Hayes
Served 11/1920 - 11/1924

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John E. Stewart
Served 11/1924 - 11/1926

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Rufus H. Pevehouse
Served 11/1928 - 11/1938
11/1950 - 11/1972

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Calvin O. (Cap) Curington
Served 11/1938 - 11/1946

 David Castles
David S. Castles
Served 11/1946 - 11/1950

 Jerry N. Shelton
Jerry N. Shelton
1/1973 - 5/1979

 Henry Harold Pitts
Henry Harold Pitts
Served 5/1979 - 2/1980

 Pete McCain
Pete McCain
Served 2/1980 - 1/1986

 Bobby Ross
Robert (Bobby) Nelson Ross
Served 11/1980 - 12/1984

 James (Jim) Persons Hodge, Jr.
James (Jim) Persons Hodge, Jr.
Served 1/1985 - 12/1992

 Les Cotton
Leslie A. Cotten, Sr.
Served 1/1993 - 12/2012

 Elmer Tanner
Elmer Tanner
Served 1/2013 - Present