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Stevens County Sheriff's Deputy Tom Loew (above) asked Stevens County Historical Society historian Tami Plank (right) if she could find photographs of all the county's sheriffs for a wall display he was planning. After digging into the search, SCHS volunteer JoAnne Foley (left) and Plank discovered much about the office's rich history.

Up Against the Wall

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By Tom Larson

Sun Tribune

About three years ago, Stevens County Sheriff's Office Deputy Tom Loew began thinking about rounding up photographs of all the sheriffs who had served the county since its founding in 1862.


There's a law enforcement badge painted on a wall in a courthouse meeting room, and Loew wanted to get the photos framed and hung around the painting.

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