Sheriff Buford Pusser — McNairy County, Tennessee portrayed in Walking Tall, and in a suite of songs on Drive-By Truckers' 2004 album, The Dirty South.
Sheriff Joe Arpaio — Maricopa County, Arizona, famous for his stance on criminal justice.
Sheriff Pat Garrett — Lincoln County, New Mexico, famous for killing Billy the Kid.
Sheriff Bat Masterson — Ford County, Kansas
Sheriff Sherman Block — Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, highest paid government administrator in the United States.
Sheriff Dave Reichert — King County, Washington, tracked the Green River killer; elected to Congress in 2004.
Sheriff Gerald Hege — Davidson County, North Carolina, famous for his "no-deals" behavior and highly unorthodox way of fighting crime.
Sheriff Grover Cleveland — Erie County, New York, the only sheriff ever to be elected President of the United States; in his case, he was elected to that office twice in non-consecutive terms.
Sheriff Seth Bullock - Of Deadwood fame.