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4th of July


The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office wishes you and your family an exciting and safe 4th of July holiday.    The 4th of July holiday is a celebration of our becoming independent as a country on July 4th, 1776.  To learn more about Independence Day history from visit

If your plans are to celebrate with an at-home fireworks display, please make sure you practice safety and know the laws in our area.

Remember that fireworks can pose a fire and safety hazard to those who use them.   Use caution when shooting fireworks, and be sure to follow these recommended safety tips from

*  Know how to operate the fire extinguisher properly;

*  Closely supervise children around fireworks at all times.

*  Never light fireworks indoors or near dry grass.

*  Point fireworks away from homes, and keep away from brush,       

    leaves and flammable substances.

*  Always have a water source and/or a fire extinguisher nearby.

For anyone who is traveling this 4th of July weekend, remember to always wear your seat belt and never drink and drive - instead, call a designated driver to get you home safely.   Not only do you risk your life when you drive impaired, you are putting the other drivers you share the roadway with at risk, too.

The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office wishes everyone a fun, safe, and healthy 4th of July weekend!!!

Sheriff Jeff Herrig

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.

On May 21, 2021, Sheriff Herrig was appointed as a member of the Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Advisory Committee by Governor Laura Kelly.

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