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Plaque traces history of HC sheriffs

WINTON – It’s Hertford County history – 243 years in the making.

Thomas Cherry and Ann Baker presented a plaque to the Hertford County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday, commemorating the service of the county’s sheriffs.

The plaque was made possible by Cherry in memory of the late James Baker, who served as Hertford County Sheriff from 1974 to 1986.

“James was in law enforcement for over 30 years,” Ann Baker, wife of the late Sheriff, said.

The plaque honors all of the sheriffs that have served Hertford County, dating back to 1762.

“This is a very good thing they have done,” Baker continued. “People in the county will be interested to know who the county’s sheriffs were.”

Cherry, a former attorney in Hertford County, and retired sheriff’s deputy Wesley Liverman provided the funds and the research for the plaque.

“I want to thank Attorney Cherry and Wesley Liverman for the time and work they put into this plaque,” Hertford County Sheriff Juan Vaughan said. “Wes’s late father was in law enforcement for over 30 years and provided Wes with a lot of this information.”

According to the plaque, Sheriff Vaughan is Hertford County’s 39th Sheriff.