About

Sheriff’s of Clark County

Sheriff John M. Ketron

John Ketron

Sheriff John Ketron, began his service to Clark County in late 1997. He started as a dispatcher and then was promoted to Deputy in 1999 by then Sheriff Brad Harris. He left Clark County briefly and worked as the Undersheriff of Trego County for a year and a half. He returned to Clark County in 2005 to serve as under sheriff for Sheriff Eric S. Bates and remained in that position until he was elected sheriff in 2009. Sheriff Ketron has worked hard along with all of his staff to improve services in Clark County from assisting the State of Kansas with improving the 911 system and taking part in training exercises that have helped shape the Kansas response to foreign animal disease and stop movement program in case there is ever an animal event that affects Kansas.

 

Clark County Sheriff Historical Timeline:

1885 – Mike Sughrue

1887 – A. R. Neeley

1889 – Mike Sughrue

1891 – Lot Ravenscraft

1893 – Lot Ravenscraft

1895 – George M. Grimes

1897 – Mike Sughrue

1899 – Mike Sughrue

1901 – George M. Grimes

1903 – George M. Grimes

1905 – H.T. Lostetter

1907 – W.A. Williamson

1909 – W.A. Williamson

1911 – W.B. Rankin

1913 – W.B. Rankin

1915 – Charles Watts

1917 – Charles Watts

1919 – W.B. Rankin

1921 – W.B. Rankin

1923 – George M. Grimes

1925 – Geroge M. Grimes

1927 – Tom Davis

1929 – Tom Davis

1931 – Lon Ford, Earl Martin (appointed)

1935 – Lon Ford, S.C. Shelton (appointed)

1937 – S.C. Shelton

1939 – Owen Marshall

1941 – Owen Marshall

1943 – Lon Ford

1945 – Lon Ford

1947 – Eddie Wibright

1949 – Eddie Wibright

1951 – Aeneas Baker

1953 – Eddie Wibright

1955 – Eddie Wibright

1957 – Donna Wibright

1959 – Eddie Wibright

1961 – Eddie Wibright

1963 – Glenn Booth

1965 – Glenn Booth

1967 – Glenn Booth, A.H. Callison (appointed)

1969 to 1990 – L.D. Messer, Brad Harris (appointed)

1990 to 2005 – Brad Harris

2005 to 2009 – Eric S. Bates

2009 to Present – John M. Ketron