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Past Sheriff's of Rock Island County


Forty-nine Sheriffs have served Rock Island County since 1833, with the current Sheriff, Gerald Bustos.


1833-1835  Benjamin F. Pike - 1st Elected Sheriff

1835-1837  Michael Bartlett 1914-1918 George H.Richmond
1837-1839  Charles Eames 1918-1918 Jake Wiggers (Shot)
1839-1841  Lucius Wells 1918-1922 John G. Miller
1841-1847  Lemuel Andrews 1922-1926 Clarence L. Edwards
1847-1851  Samuel S. Guyer 1926-1930 Howard Gregg
1851-1853  T. B. Gorton 1930-1934 Fred R. Schlueter
1853-1855  A.F. Swander 1934-1938 Rudolph W. Kropp
1855-1857  T. B. Gorton 1938-1942 Fred R. Schlueter
1857-1859  E. M. Beardsley 1942-1946 Joe Schneider
1859-1861  M. D. Merill 1946-1950 Claude J. Taylor
1861-1863  David Hawes 1950-1954 Morris E. Muhleman
1863-1865  C. A. McLaughlin 1954-1958 Joe Schneider
1865-1867  M. D. Merrill 1958-1962 Howard Dieterich
1867-1869  John Peetz 1962-1966 Einer G. Fredrickson
1869-1871  William Drury 1966-1970 William R. Boyle
1871-1874  William Payne 1970-1977 Joe Schneider
1874-1876  August Huesing 1977-1978 James L. Shaw
1876-1879  Josiah L. Perkins 1978-1982 Randy E. Heaton
1879-1882   J. F. Akrum 1982-1989 Gordon A. Powell
1882-1886  J. M. Reticker 1989-1990 Michael T. Green
1886-1890  T. S. Silvas 1990-2006 Michael L. Grchan
1890-1894  C. D. Gordon 2006 - 2010 Michael T. Huff 
1894-1898  Fred C. Heminway 2010 - 2014 Jeff Boyd 
1898-1902  Levi F. Cralle 2014 - Present Gerald Bustos
1902-1906 W. George Heider
1906-1910 Edward Kittelson
1910-1914 O. L. Bruner


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Gerald Bustos - Sheriff
Rock Island County Justice Center (map ExternalLink.gif)
1317 Third Avenue, Rock Island IL 61201

24 Hour Non-Emergency Phone: (309) 794-1230      Fax: (309) 794-9979
Hours: 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM - Monday thru Friday