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Pima County Sheriff Ed Echols (access required)

Edward Franklin Echols served as Pima County sheriff five times.Five-time Pima County Sheriff Edward Franklin Echols, born in Stockton, Texas, had little formal education. Echols, a giant of a man with a big smile and a soft lazy drawl, personified the image of the Western sheriff. Echols recalled when first leaving Texas with his brother ...

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