Office of the
Eaton County Sheriff

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Sheriff Tom Reich

1025 Independence Blvd
Charlotte, Michigan 48813

517-543-3512 or 517-372-8217


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Eaton County Sheriff's

1839-1840 Robert Wheaton one term  
1841-1842 Walter Fairfield one term  
1843-1846 Nathan Frank two terms  
1847-1848 Silas Millett one term  
1849-1850 Horace Hamlin one term  
1851-1852 Jon McCrager one term  
1853-1854 Thomas Curry one term  
1855-1856 Edward Kingsbury one term  

Potter-George-N Sheriff 1857-1860

George Potter

two terms  
1861-1864 Benajah Warren two terms  
1865-1866 William Benedict one term  
1867-1870 Alonzo Whitaomb two terms  
1871-1872 Charles Aldrich one term  
1873-1876 George Mead two terms  
1877-1880 Hiram Snoke two terms  
1881-1882 Waterman Lazell one term  
1883-1884 Charles Ells one term  

Sheriff Judiah Perkins 1885-1888

Judiah Perkins

two terms

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1889-1892 Samuel Pollock two terms  
1893-1894 Granger Bosworth one term  
1895-1896 Frank Green one term  


John Hall

one term  

Fred Shepherd

two terms  
1903-1906 Jud Perkins two terms  


Emery M. Sloan

two terms  

Emory M. Sloan was born in the Township of Walton, Eaton County on September 6, 1861, his father, John N. Sloan being one of the well-known pioneer preachers of that period.

            Mr. Sloan lived upon a farm much of the time until he was eighteen years old. Later he resided in Olivet where he worked in a livery barn and drove team on a “bus line”. He was Marshall and constable in Olivet for a number of years and served as deputy sheriff two years during Sheriff F.L. Shepherd’s administration and was four years Undersheriff during the administration of Sheriff O.A. Halladay. In the fall of 1906 Mr. Sloan was elected Sheriff of Eaton County by a handsome majority.

            He was married June 26, 1881, to Miss Maggie M. Knapp of Walton and to this union have been born a family of five children. Mrs. Sloan is a lady of much practical ability and is a very efficient aid to her husband in handling affairs at the jail.

1911-1914 Robert Donivan two terms  
1915-1918 Frank Storrs two terms  


George Fuller

two terms  

Sheriff George Fuller also served as Undersheriff for Sheriff Frank Storrs in 1913. Also serving under Sheriff Storrs were Deputies Hugh Hall of Eaton Rapids, Pomeroy Canfield of Mulliken, Wesley Andrews of Dimondale, James Hiscock of Delta, Ruby Slosson of Kalamo and Walter Boyles or Vermontville.

1923-1926 Glenn Dilly two terms  
1927-1930 Horace Boorn two terms  

Spencer Cribb

Spencer CRIBB b. 17 Jan 1881 d. July 1964 in Michigan
Annie Killkelly CRIBB b. abt 1876. Wife of Spencer.

two terms  


Milton Kreig

five terms  


Everett Peck

six terms  


Elwin J. Smith

six terms

(In 1964 the terms were changed   from two years to four years)


Elwin J. Smith, age 98 of Charlotte, MI passed away on Saturday, January 12, 2013. Elwin was born August 17, 1914 in Chester Township of Eaton County the son of Ira and Reva (Mabee) Smith and had been a lifelong resident of Eaton County. He had served for 26 years on the Eaton County Sheriff’s Department, the first 10 years as a deputy Sheriff and 16 years as the Sheriff of Eaton County before retiring in 1972. He was a Past President of the Washington School P. T. A, past President of the Charlotte Band Boosters, past President of the Charlotte Junior Chamber of Commerce, was a past President and life member of the Michigan Sheriff’s Association, had served three years on the Charlotte City Council, was a life member of the Charlotte Lodge #120 F. & A. M. and was currently a member of the Lawrence Avenue United Methodist Church. He is survived by daughters, Karen (Ron) Emerson of Lansing and Reyes Smith of Royal Oak; granddaughter, Briana Emerson; sister, Shirley Sleight of Charlotte and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by: his wife of 48 years, Eva L. (Vedder) Smith in 1989; sister, Hattie Baribeau and brothers, Glen Smith and Donald Smith.



Gene Hoag

one term  


Arthur T. Kelsey

four terms  


Richard R. Wahl

two terms  


Patrick D. Hutting

  *fullfilled the balance of Wahl's term


Rick Jones

one term  

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Michael Raines

two terms  

Sheriff June 2013

Tom Reich

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