Deputies with the Allen County Sheriff’s Office patrol 505 square miles, including 12 cities and towns. The Allen County Sheriff’s Office consists of 10 Patrol Deputies, 1 Detective, 1 Court Services Deputy, and 6 Reserve Deputies along with the Sheriff and Undersheriff. 16 civilian employees also assist Allen County as Corrections Officers, kitchen staff, and support staff. The Allen County Sheriff’s Office assists the Kansas Highway Patrol, Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks, Iola Police Department, Humboldt Police Department, Moran Police Department, and La Harpe Police Department when requested.
Deputy Patrick Cash began his law enforcement career as a Corrections Officer with the Allen County Sheriff’s Office in June 2010. While working as a Corrections Officer, Cash completed Special Operations Response Team (SORT) Training and was promoted to Jail Supervisor. In April 2015 Cash joined to Reserve Division as a Reserve Deputy before accepted a full-time Deputy position in November 2015.
Deputy Joe Robertson began his law enforcement career with the Neosho County Sheriff’s Office in 1974. In 1975, Robertson joined the Chanute Police Department where he served until 1978. Robertson returned to the Neosho County Sheriff’s Office as a Captain/Detective before being appointed Sheriff by Governor Carlin. Robertson served as Sheriff until 1984. Robertson then served as Project Leader for the Southeast Kansas Narcotics Enforcement Unit before joining the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in 1985. In 1992, Robertson left the DEA and worked in private security until 2010. Robertson returned to his hometown in 2012 and served the Iola Police Department until 2014 when he joined the Allen County Sheriff’s Office. Robertson has a vast amount of knowledge and brings great experience to the Allen County Sheriff’s Office. Robertson is currently assigned to the Court Security position, allowing him the opportunity to aid in investigations and complete duties as a range master.
Deputy Travis Buck began his law enforcement career as a Reserve Officer with the Frontenac Police Department in 2012. Buck joined the Frontenac Police Department part-time in 2013 before joining the Allen County Sheriff’s Office in 2014. Buck brings a great deal of knowledge in self-defense as he is currently serving in the United States Army National Guard as a Military Police Officer and a Defensive Tactics Instructor.
Deputy Jason Kegler began his law enforcement career with the Allen County Sheriff’s Office Reserve Division in 2011. Deputy Kegler completed the 44th Part-Time Academy at the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center in 2013. Deputy Kegler has a history in education at Allen Community College, Neosho County Community College, and Pittsburg State University resulting in great rapport with local college students.
Deputy Daniel McMurray
Master Deputy Daren Kellerman began his law enforcement career with the Allen County Sheriff’s Office in 2001. Kellerman has served as the D.A.R.E. Officer and as La Harpe Chief of Police. Kellerman has received extensive training in the apprehension and prosecution of impaired drivers. Kellerman has also trained as a forensic investigator for crimes against children. During his employment, Kellerman has been promoted to Master Deputy and is currently a social media administrator.
Deputy Dathan McMurtrey began his law enforcement career as a Corrections Officer with the Allen County Sheriff’s Office in December 2009. McMurtrey has served as a Corrections Officer, Training Officer, and Transport Officer. In January 2015, McMurtrey was promoted to a Deputy and assigned to Court Security. In August 2015 McMurtrey completed the 235th basic training academy at the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center. McMurtrey’s main assignment were Court Security, but in June of 2016 he transferred full time to the Patrol Division.