Happy Labor Day
Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions that workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.
It is appropriate, therefore, that the nation pays tribute on Labor Day to the creator of so much of the nation's strength, freedom, and leadership - the American Worker.
We at the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office know that many people throughout the United States will be traveling to celebrate the holiday. We want to remind everyone to travel safely - remember to wear your seatbelt, wear your mask when in public, wash your hands frequently, and do not drink and drive.
If you plan to participate in water activities such as swimming, boating, or floating, be sure to wear a life jacket and be aware of boating safety laws. Also, do not operate a boat while intoxicated.
We wish everyone a safe and fun holiday weekend! Please celebrate responsibly.
Sheriff Herrig has been employed at the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office since 1982.
In 1993 he was appointed by then Sheriff Roy Dunnaway to the position of Undersheriff.
On April 4th, 2008, he was appointed to the position of Sheriff by Governor Kathleen Sebelius, to fill out the term of Sheriff Dunnaway.
Sheriff Herrig is a member of the National Sheriff's Association, Kansas Sheriff's Association, Capital Area Major Case Squad, International Association of Property & Evidence, Kansas Chiefs of Police Association, and Midwest Association of Certified Voice Stress Analysts.
On July 22, 2009, Sheriff Herrig was appointed to represent the Kansas Sheriff's on the Kansas Advisory Group on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency prevention by the Governor.
January 2015, Sheriff Herrig was appointed President of the Kansas Sheriff's Association.
On July 1, 2015, Sheriff Herrig was appointed by Governor Brownback as a member on the Kansas Commission of Peace Officers Standards and Training.