Chief Deputy Major Russ Nedrig 


Joined the Phelps County Sheriff’s Department in late Summer 2000 bringing with him the experience and dedication to law enforcement gained during nearly 29 years with the Nebraska State Patrol.  Russ is our chief investigator and is the acting Sheriff when the Sheriff is out of our jurisdiction.

Captain Travis Horner   


 Captain Horner has a degree from the University of Nebraska Kearney in Criminal Justice and has been in law enforcement since becoming a Keith County Deputy in 1999.  In 2000 Captain Horner moved to Phelps County and joined the Phelps County Sheriff’s Department.

      Lieutenant Jamie Tilson    

 Jamie Tilson

Lt. Tilson started his Law Enforcement career in Corrections at Phelps County Justice Center. After a year and a half of working in Corrections in Texas he moved back to Holdrege and joined the Sheriff’s Office in 2010.

              Deputy Zach Stache                 

Zach Stache 2

Zach has been with the Phelps County Sheriff’s Office since April of 2013.  Zach moved here from Wisconsin where he graduated from Fox Valley Technical College with an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice.  While in Wisconsin, he worked as a Police Officer for the City of Omro since 2010. In 2016 Zach became the K-9 handler for our Sheriff’s Office.

Deputy Cody Samuelson

Cody Samuelson

Cody joined the Phelps County Sheriff’s Office in April 2015.  He grew up in Loomis and graduated from the University of Nebraska Lincoln with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice.  Prior to becoming a Deputy he was a Police Officer for the city of Ravenna beginning in 2013.

Deputy Garrett Fetters

K-9 Lakota


 Lakota is a female Belgian Malinois, and was placed into service on October, 5th, 2016.  She is handled by Deputy Stache.

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