History

The Cumberland County Sheriff's Office has been providing quality service to the citizens of Cumberland County since 1760 before Maine became a state.  The first Sheriff was Moses Pearson. 

On this page is the most current list of Sheriffs available.

Sheriff's Office Patch and Badge

SHERIFFS OF CUMBERLAND COUNTY, MAINE

  • Moses Pearson, 1760
  • Richard Hunnewell, 1816
  • Nathan Woodbury, 1842
  • Steward M. Baker, 1854
  • Thomas Pennell, 1861
  • Isgac D. Sawyer, 1881
  • *Leander E. Gram, 1887
  • Melville W. Trefethen, 1909
  • King F. Graham, Nov. 1913
  • Gilbert A. Powers, 1929
  • Donald A. Hunt, 1934 (appointed)
  • Allen H. Jones, 1952
  • Charles Sharpe, 1977
  • Mark N. Dion, 1999
  • William Tying, 1768
  • Noah Hinckley, 1830
  • Wendell P. Smith, 1845
  • Daniel C. Emery, 1856
  • George M. Parker, 1865
  • Benjamin True, 1883
  • Samuel D. Plummer, 1885
  • Lewis W. Moulton, 1911
  • William M. Pennell, 1915
  • Lloyd W. Jordan, 1930
  • Henry Burnell, 1935
  • Elmer F. Hoyt, 1963
  • Martin Joyce, 1980
  • Kevin J. Joyce, 2011
  • John Waite, 1776
  • *Joseph Smith, 1838
  • William Paine, 1853
  • Henry Pennell, 1857
  • *William H. Dresser, 1877
  • *Isaigh S. Smith, 1887
  • William M. Pennell, 1903
  • Everett G. Scally, May 1913
  • King F. Graham, 1917
  • Walter M. Tapley, Jr., 1934 (acting)
  • Phillip M. Dearborn, 1945
  • Richard Thayer, 1975
  • Wesley Ridlon, 1990

Very few photos are available at the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office of past Sheriffs. Browse our limited collection.

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