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Sheriff Lindley H. Orme


1881-84, 1895-98


Lindley H. Orme served four years as sheriff with a ten year break in between his second and third terms. Orme built the first Phoenix jail with incandescent lamps. During Sheriff Orme’s term, repeated smallpox outbreaks required deputies to quarantine the town.

Lindley H. Orme was sheriff of Maricopa County for eight years, and a member of the Territorial Council which secured the removal of the Capital from Prescott to Phoenix. He passed away on September 24th, 1900.