Conservators of the Peace

Sherman County

Sheriff Brad Lohrey

Sherman County Sheriff's Office

P.O. Box 424
Moro, OR 97039

tel: 541-565-3622
fax: 541-565-3312

About Sheriff Lohrey

Sherman County Sheriff Brad Lohrey grew up and attended school in Sherman County while his father, Gerald Lohrey, was the Sherman County Sheriff. After graduating from high school, Brad moved to Bend, Oregon and attended college. While in college and working for UPS, he became a reserve police officer for the City of Sisters and Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office. In 1993 he was hired and became a full time Resident Deputy Sheriff for the Klickitat County Washington Sheriff’s Office. In 1995 he took a job with the Sherman County Sheriff’s Office and was promoted to Chief Deputy in 1996. Sheriff Lohrey was elected as Sherman County Sheriff in November 2000 and took office in January 2001.

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Spring, 2017 – Sherman County is pleased to announce that we will be breaking ground on a new addition to our existing courthouse.

Our existing courthouse was built in 1898 and has received minimal upgrades throughout its lifespan. The historic building has become more crowded as the needs of the county have grown, and still houses almost all county functions including the Sheriff’s Office. Over the years we have adapted to fit through creative use of spaces with storage closets as evidence lockers and former holding cells as office space.

The new building will include a sheriff’s office suite with ample room for deputies, evidence storage and processing, conference rooms and equipment storage. This suite will be convenient to new modern courtrooms and hearings rooms featuring current security and safety provisions. Along with the new addition, the original courthouse will be renovated, and the two buildings will be linked in order to provide all county services within the same facility.

One notable feature planned for the building is the restoration of the cupola on top of the historic courthouse. The original cupola was removed from the building sometime in the 1960’s due to structural problems and will be replaced as part of the project, making the original courthouse even more of a landmark in our county.

Thank you to all the many people who have had a hand in getting the project this far. It is not very often that Sherman County has an opportunity to undertake a capital project of this nature and we are looking forward to seeing our concepts and ideas take physical form over the next several months.

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Message from the OSSA President

washington-pat-garrettAs the newly elected president, I am honored to represent all 36 Oregon sheriffs.

The sheriff has historically been the chief executive officer of the county, and this is still true under Oregon law. Elected by you and answering directly to the voters, your sheriff can be an effective voice of the people in the serious work of protecting the community. OSSA enables us to work together to serve you best.

By way of introduction, I am in my second term as the Washington County Sheriff, where deputies serve over a half million residents across 727 square miles of rural areas, urban communities, and cities. Our deputies also operate the only county jail. While Oregon counties are diverse in terms of climate, population, and economic drivers, your sheriffs work together to solve problems and challenges that we have in common.

The sheriffs of America have always played a significant role in the history of our nation; in fact, the office of Sheriff was the first county office established in the United States. Also, the first person to read the Declaration of Independence publicly was Philadelphia Sheriff John Nixon in Pennsylvania in 1776.

I look forward to working together to strengthen the office of Sheriff and the communities we proudly serve. Thank you for your continued support of the men and women on shift every day to keep our diverse and proud communities safe.


Pat Garrett
President and Washington County Sheriff.

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