The office of sheriff in the wild west emerged as the population grew and there was increasing disorder especially in areas where silver and gold had been found. These
communities would select their own mayors judges and sheriffs to maintain law and order. Perhaps the earliest record of the sheriff (a term used in England for many centuries) was in 1824 when the colony of San Felipe de Austin formed a set of community rules that included a justice of the peace and an appointed sheriff to enforce regulations.
Similarly the newly formed Republic of Texas's constitution in
1836 referred to "Justices of the Peace and sheriffs shall be
commissioned by the President."
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