Providing Public Service with Integrity

Adam E Frerichs - Sheriff

Cheyenne County

Sheriff's Office

Sidney, NE


Cheyenne County, Nebraska,


"When a Police Officer is killed, it's not an agency that loses an Officer, it's an entire nation".

                   JAMES M. NELSON

Sheriff James Nelson was shot and killed while looking for a state mental hospital escapee who had just forced his father at gunpoint to withdraw $600 from a bank in Sidney. Sheriff Nelson and his deputy stopped the subject in Sidney. As Sheriff Nelson exited his patrol car he was shot in the head. The man then shot and wounded the deputy before fleeing. The man was shot and killed after being located by a posse several hours later

Randy ZoeRay


Deputy Jailer

End of Watch 07/09/2018

Deputy Jailer Randy Haddix passed away as a result of a heart attack he suffered while participating in a custody and control certification class at the Scottsbluff County Jail in Scottsbluff, Nebraska, on July 6th, 2018. He was transported to a local hospital before being flown to the Medical Center of the Rockies, in Loveland, Colorado, where he passed away on July 9th, 2018.