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Sheriff J. Harrell Reid (D)



AS degree, Miami- Dade Junior College; BS degree, University of Florida; criminal justice standards training course, North Florida Junior College; graduate, FBI National Academy, 1991.


Deputy sheriff, Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office, 10 years; elected Sheriff of Hamilton County, 1988; re-elected 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012 and 2016.

Honors and Affiliations 

Board of managers, Florida Sheriffs Self Insurance Fund and Sheriffs Automobile Risk Program, 1994-present; Florida Sheriffs Association Board: sergeant-at-arms, 1992-1999; chairman, 2006-2007; treasurer, 2007-2008; secretary, 2008- 2009; president, 2010-2011; appointed to Medical Examiners Commission by Gov. Lawton Chiles, 1997; reappointed by Gov. Jeb Bush, 2001.