History

On 1 January, 1841, Elliott McNeil Millican was appointed Sheriff of Brazos County by the Congress of the Republic of Texas. The following March, an election was held and Elliott became our first elected Sheriff of Brazos County. Millican was an established marksman and a formidable Indian fighter. He was chosen not only for his bravery and marksmanship, but for his willingness and desire to serve his fellow man.

The willingness and desire to serve as a public servant to the citizens of Brazos County that began with Elliott McNeil Millican, has grown into the level of excellence and professionalism that is currently provided by the dedicated staff of the Brazos County Office of the Sheriff and Sheriff Christopher C. Kirk.

2014
1997 - Current - Kirk, Christopher C.
Sheriff Christopher C Kirk is the current elected Sheriff of Brazos County.

1985-1992 - Miller, Ronnie
         
1993-1996 - Riggs, Bobby
1978-1984 - Yeager, Bobby H.
             
1950
1947-1978 - Hamilton, John Walker Jr.
Sheriff J.W. Hamilton taking office in 1947 and became one of the longest serving sheriffs in the state of Texas with nearly 32 years in office.

1939-1941 - Reed, Horace
1926-1934 - Reed, Jim H.
Apr. 1924-Nov. 1924 - Morehead, Mrs. L.E.
(Wife of Morehead, L.E. finished his term.)
1914-1918 - Nunn, T.C.
1904-1908 - Nall, R.M.
         
1941-1946 - Koontz, Henry
1934-1938 - Nunn, Roy
1924-1926 - Conlee, Jess
(Resigned)
1918-Apr. 1924 - Morehead, L.E.
(Murdered in Office)
1908-1914 - Conlee, John D.
             
1900
Dec 1882-Nov 1890 - Dawson, D.D.
Sheriff David Duncan Dawson, Sr. served Brazos County during the late 1800's

Jun 1880-Nov1880 - Dawson, D.D.
1869-1870 - Farrow, George W.
1866-1868 - Neill, John H.
1864-1865 - Zimmerman, J.M.
May 1861-Aug 1861 - Mullins, A.B.
1856-1859 - Hudson, S.E.W.
(Resigned)
Aug 1852-1854 - Boyles, William C.
1850-Feb 1852 - Boyles, William C.
         
Nov 1890-Nov 1904 - Nunn, T.C.
The "Hanging Sheriff", Tome C. Nunn had the distasteful duty of hanging several men around the turn of the century.

Nov 1880-Dec 1882 - Mayo, J.L.
1870-1880 - Forman, W.B.
(Resigned)
1868-1869 - Erwin, L.
165-1866 - Hardy, Henderson
August 1861-1864 - Hudson, S.E.W.
1859-May 1861 - Hudson, Leonard
1854-1856 - Riley, James I.
Feb. 1852-Aug 1852 - Robinson, Joseph T.
1850-1850 Johnson, Robert Johnson
             
1850

1847-1850 - Hudson, Leonard
1841-1844 - Millican, Elliot
         
1844-1847 - Vess, William
             
1800