Office of the Eaton County Sheriff 



Sheriff Tom Reich

Sheriff Tom Reich
1025 Independence Blvd
Charlotte, Michigan 48813

517-543-3512 or 517-372-8217


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Photo History

Deputy Cleo Platt-001  Gun article 1983 page 1Gun article 1983 page2  photo

Deputy Cleo Platt - killed on 12-17-1927

photo furnished by Charlotte Community Library



  1937 Sheriff McWhorter  

1937-Sheriff Clair McWhorter on right



1953 ECSD Group Photo BW edit              1951 Pontiac                               Sheriff Smith 

        1951 Pontiac

      Sheriff Elwin Smith


Deputy Dean Foster 2 1964 Ford Cpl Arlo Eaton Sheriff Elwin Smith taking delivery of patrol cars Old Jail
Deputy Dean Foster - killed on 1-1-1967 1964-CPL Arlo Eaton and Sheriff Elwin Smith taking

      delivery of new patrol cars behind 1961 Department/Jail

1961 Sheriff Department/Jail/Dispatch
 Old Jail 10  Old Jail 9  Old Jail 7
 Front entrance of 1961 Department  Lobby of the 1961 Building

 Built in 1961 the building was demolished after the

department was moved to Independence Blvd in 1990

Sheriff Elwin Smith Gene Hoag John Jones Richard Dye Larry Hamilton  Lynn Wardell-Dean Foster-Ken Dedafoe-Larry Hamilton  

Sheriff Elwin Smith, Undersheriff Gene Hoag, Sgt. John Jones,

Sgt. Richard Dye, Sgt. Larry Hamilton

 Lynn Wardell, Dean Foster, Ray Stiver, Larry Hamilton  


 1976 03 ECSD Patrol Cars  Deputies w text  1976 03 Deputies w ECSD Patrol Cars  1976 03 ECSD Crop w Benden Eaton Fabiano
   1976-Eaton County Sheriff Department Deputies and fleet   1976 - (l to r) Deputy Benden, CPL Eaton, Deputy Fabiano
 Kelly-Anderson planting dynamite near River Road  c3 Records 1978

Deputy Bill Kelly & Deputy Merlin Anderson

 Fireman Greg Hiscock, Fireman Mike Mather, Deputy Bill Kelly,

Deputy Paul Fabiano - Grand River search

 Records Department - 1978
1971 Deputy Rich Deer w ECSD Patrol Car 1972 ECSD Patrol Car

1979 Lt Rich Deer w ECSD Patrol Car

 1971 - Deputy Rich Deer  1972 Patrol Car  1979 - Lt. Rich Deer


 Deputy Leonard Benden  

Deputy Leonard Benden 2

Awards late 1970's

Jim Welbes, Karl Scribner, Terry Jorgensen, Roger Rockafellow

Baker, Deb Martin


Deputy Leonard Benden



Deputy Leonard Benden


Honor Guard 1978  Sheriff Kelsey May 1977  Special Deputies Dick Schneckenber Karen Rodgers

Color Guard -1979 Clyde Edington, Richard Whitacre,

Michael Cooper, Patrick Hutting

 Sheriff Art Kelsey - 1977

Mounted Division Special Deputies

Richard Schneckenberger and Karen Rodgers

August 1973


Obit  12-11-85 12-11-85 Pg 2

Deputy Don Rice obituary

 December 11, 1985

Dec. 11, 1985, Page 2

12-12-85 12-12-85 pg 2 12-13-85

December 12, 1985

Dec. 12, 1985, pg 2

December 13, 1985

12-14-85 page 1   12-14-85 page 2  12-14-85 page 3

 December 14, 1985

Funeral for Deputy Don Rice

Command Center 1980    
2nd from right-William Hocking, 3rd from right Arthur KelseyCommand Center - 1980    
 1990 Chevy Caprice Patrol Car - Delta  1990  91 Chevy Caprice  1991 Chevy Caprice Patrol Car - Delta side view
 1990 Chevy Caprice Patrol Car  1990 & 1991 Chevy Caprice Patrol Cars   1991 Chevy Caprice Patrol Car
 1990 Lt Hutting Sheriff Kelsey    

1990 - Lt. Patrick Hutting and Sheriff Arthur Kelsey




2012 01 13 Rod Sadler ECSD



 2012 - Sergeant Rod Sadler  
















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