Ohio’s First Female Sheriff: Maude Collins

Maude served as a small-town jail matron working alongside her husband Sheriff Fletcher Collins in Vinton County, Ohio until he was shot at close range and killed while arresting a man on the charge of speeding.

She was eventually appointed to fill the vacancy left by her husband’s death, and in 1926 was formally elected in a landslide vote that made her the first female sheriff in the State of Ohio.

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