IN GOD WE TRUST
IN GOD WE TRUST
Winter weather has arrived early and is having a substantial impact on roads throughout Cheyenne County. All roads in Cheyenne County are currently open however some are still ice and snow covered or icy in spots. Please use caution if you have to travel.
The Sheriff's Office would like to share some tips on how to prepare for, and how to operate your vehicle during inclement weather. The NHTSA link located on our Roads/Weather Weather tab offers excellent advice on how to stay safe while traveling during winter storms.
Please visit our Roads/Weather page for current weather and road conditions for Nebraska, Colorado and Wyoming by either clicking on the link provided or by clicking on the Roads/Weather tab in the menu at the top. You can also go directly to the Roads/Weather page from any page on our website by clicking on the flashing banner at the top of the page.
From the Cheyenne County Sheriff's Office, Cheyenne County Employees, and all the Citizens of Cheyenne County, we thank you for your years of dedicated service! Nathan Morgan has proudly served as a Deputy Jailer for the Cheyenne County Sheriff's Office for the last 16 years.
Working with Nathan was always an adventure and his smile and positive attitude created a better work environment for everyone around him. Nathan is simply unreplaceable and he will be deeply missed. We all wish you the best of luck on your next adventure.
"When a Police Officer is killed, it's not an agency that loses an Officer, it's an entire nation". Our thoughts and prayers are with Investigator Herrera's family, friends, community and the Lincoln Police Department.
We are pleased to welcome Michelle Secrest, administrative assistant, to the Cheyenne County Sheriff's Office. Michelle will be working with office manager Mary Kay Whalen in handling the day to day operations of the Sheriff's Office as well as serving as a matron.
We are pleased to introduce our newest Deputy at the Cheyenne County Sheriff's Office, K-9 Riggs. Riggs was born in March of 2019 and is a Belgian Malinois. Riggs is certified in narcotics detection through the North American Police Working Dog Association. Riggs is incredibly motivated, hyper focused, and loves to go to work. Riggs is partnered with Deputy Collin Hauert.
Governor Pete Ricketts has signed a new Executive Order which is now in effect. The new order specifically states, “All driver licenses, identification cards, commercial driver licenses, other conditional or provisional permits, handicap parking permits, vehicle titles, vehicles sales tax, in-transits, and vehicle registrations that were temporarily extended under Executive Order 20-05 will be required to be obtained and paid by August 31, 2020.” What this means for us is that on and after September 1, 2020, all transactions for vehicles purchased more than 30 days prior to the date of application will incur penalties and interest back to the date of purchase. Those individuals who have not renewed expired registrations or are operating vehicles with expired “IN-TRANSITS” tags may be cited by law enforcement. In essence, the grace period initially given to us by Governor Ricketts is set to expire in 60 days.
Adam E. Frerichs, Sheriff
A huge shout out to my Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Weyerts Family and the Gurley Lions Club for the donations and the kind words of support and encouragement for those of us in Law Enforcement. We are very fortunate to serve where we do because we have great community backing and support for what we do. That being said, it is still nice and always reassuring to hear those words from the folks whom we serve. Thank you all so very much!
Adam E. Frerichs, Sheriff
Welcome to the new Cheyenne County Sheriff's Office Website! The new site has been completely rebuilt, is more user friendly and is mobile device compatible. We think you will find lots of useful information in each of our sections, as well as convenient direct links to other relevant sites and information. The site is designed to open outside links in a new tab which maintains the Sheriff's Office site in the browser. At the bottom of the page you will see a summary of what is located in each section and you can go to each section by using the menu at the top of the page.
Although most of the site is complete and fully functional, there are portions of the site that are still under construction. Pages that are still being completed will be marked with a "Under Construction" sign. We anticipate that these pages will be available shortly.
Weather updates are located in the "Roads/Weather" tab. If there are current severe weather concerns in our area you will see a flashing banner at the top of each page. By clicking on this banner you will be routed directly to the Roads and Weather page. If there is no severe weather in the forecast the banner will be used to route you directly to other important information.
With "Social Distancing" being a critical part of the nationwide COVID-19 plan, you will find numerous ways on the site to contact us by E-mail with questions or concerns.
There's lots to see here so take your time and have a look around the site. If you have questions or comments please go to the "contact us" tab and drop us a line.
In 1962, President Kennedy proclaimed May 15th as the National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the calendar week in which May 15 falls, as National Police Week. National Police week is a collaborative effort of many organizations dedicated to Honoring America's Law Enforcement community. The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial and Museum will hold the 32nd annual Candlelight Vigil on Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at 8:00 pm Eastern.
The memorial honors 22,217 officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice. This year, the names of 307 fallen law enforcement officers - 135 of which we lost in the line of duty in 2019. The other 172 are the names of officers who fell in years prior and who are now being recognized.
The current crisis that our nation is facing has led to the cancellation of public gatherings in Washington, DC, during National Police Week 2020. Therefore, the names of the fallen 307 law enforcement officers being added to the Memorial will be formally dedicated during a virtual Candlelight Vigil. The memorial, in partnership with Verizon, will broadcast the Vigil on May 13, 2020, at 8:00 pm globally.
Please register at https://LawMemorial.org/VirtualCandlelightVigil to watch the video with your family and friends and light a Virtual Candle in honor of your officer.
Nebraska is honoring two heroes this year, who paid the ultimate sacrifice.
Trooper Jerry Smith, Jr., Nebraska State Patrol
End of Watch: 07.20.2019
Trooper Smith was killed in a vehicle crash when his patrol car was struck by another vehicle in Morrill County.
Trooper Smith was a U.S. Army Veteran and served the Nebraska State Patrol for five years.
Trooper Smith is survived by his wife and adult children.
Deputy Jailer Randy Haddix, Cheyenne County Sheriff's Office
End of Watch: 07.09.2018
Deputy Jailer Haddix passed away as the result of a heart attach suffered while participating in custody and control certification class at the Scottsbluff County Jail in Scottsbluff, Nebraska.
Deputy Jailer Haddix was a National Guard Veteran and served with the Cheyenne County Sheriff's Office for three months. He previously served with the Broken Bow Police Department for fifteen years.
Deputy Jailer Haddix is survived by his wife, sister, and two brothers.
Please visit our Ultimate Sacrifice page in honor of those who have paid the ultimate price while proudly serving with the Cheyenne County Sheriff Office.
With considerable day to day changes related to the COVID-19 situation, we will be updating the site continually to provide you with the most current, detailed information possible.
COVID-19 updates and information are located in the "Sheriff's" tab under "COVID-19". You can click the link below to go straight to COVID-19 comments and updates directly from Sheriff Frerichs.
COVID-19 updates affecting the jail and visitation are located under the "Jail" tab under "Jail News". You can click the link below to go directly to updates that pertain to the jail.
Sheriff Tab: Sheriff's Comments / COVID-19 / Criminal Investigations / Road Patrol Duties / Drug Investigations / Motor Vehicle Inspections / Hand Gun Permits / Criminal Records / News / Civil Service Process / Sex Offenders / Abandoned Vehicles / House Watches / Employment
Crime Stoppers Tab: Have tips about an ongoing Investigation? Fill us in. Information leading to an arrest may qualify you for a reward up to $500.00
Roads and Weather Tab: Weather Warnings and Advisories / Current Weather Conditions / Forecasts / Weather RADAR / Nebraska Road Conditions / Colorado Road Conditions / Wyoming Road Conditions / Winter Driving tips / Road and Snowplow Cameras
Community News and Events: This page covers community events and news in Cheyenne County. You will also find a variety of community services available and links to the Chamber Community Event Calendar, Cheyenne County Tourism and the Cheyenne County Government websites
The Cheyenne County Sheriff's Office is committed with courage, honor and integrity to protect the lives, property and rights of all people, to maintain order and to enforce the law. We are responsible for the professional care and custody of those confined to our jail, the security of the courts and the prompt investigation of crimes. It is our mission to maintain, while striving to improve, the quality of life and freedoms we enjoy and to ensure that our county is a safe place to live, work and visit. We shall dedicate ourselves to treat people with respect, fairness and compassion.