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Photo of Sheriff Chris H. Busse
Sheriff Chris H. Busse
Term: 2015-Present

Chris H. Busse is the 10th Sheriff of Loving County. He grew up in Anchorage Alaska and graduated from Anchorage Christian Schools in 1986. He joined the U.S. Air Force and served 22 years before retiring. He received a degree in Logistics Management from the Community College of the Air Force. He started his law enforcement career with the Clark County Sheriffs Office in Vancouver Washington in 2004. He served with the Odessa Police Department before transferring to the Loving County Sheriffs Office in 2008. He graduated the FBI Texas Command College in 2014. He graduated the National FBI Academy Class #261 in 2015.


Photo of Sheriff Chris H. Busse
Sheriff Chris H. Busse
Term: 2015-Present
Photo of Sheriff Billy B Hopper
Sheriff Billy B Hopper
Term: 2005-2014
Photo of Sheriff Dick  Putnam
Sheriff Dick Putnam
Term: 1993-2004
Photo of Sheriff Elgin  R Jones
Sheriff Elgin R Jones
Term: 1965-1992
Photo of Sheriff Ernest   Hopper
Sheriff Ernest Hopper
Term: 1961-1964
Photo of Sheriff Richard  K. -JACK- Chandler
Sheriff Richard K. -JACK- Chandler
Term: 1955-1960
Photo of Sheriff George W Ligon
Sheriff George W Ligon
Term: 1952-1955
Photo of Sheriff G.I.  Snodgrass
Sheriff G.I. Snodgrass
Term: 1948-1952
Photo of Sheriff Edna  Dewees
Sheriff Edna Dewees
Term: 1945-1947
Photo of Sheriff Hardin   Ross
Sheriff Hardin Ross
Term: 1945-1947
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