Union County Sheriff's Office

Serving citizens from in front of a seal and behind a badge

Jerry Lawson, Luttrell Mayor and Union County Sheriff’s Deputy, pictured with his family: Sara, Kyle, Noah, Kenzlei, Beau and Kaitlyn.

Like many of our local leaders, Jerry Lawson wears many hats while serving our community: Sheriff’s deputy by day, mayor of the City of Luttrell in the evening.
Lawson began serving as mayor on July 1, 2019, and has made some large strides in a short amount of time. Although the position of mayor, which is the chief executive officer of the municipality, may conjure images of administrative office work only, but the job bears a lot more responsibility than presiding over meetings — although that is an important aspect of the position.

Union County is 'Where my Heart is' for Sheriff Billy Breeding

Union County Sheriff Billy Breeding

For as long as he can remember, Union County Sheriff Billy Breeding has wanted to go into law enforcement.

Perhaps that's because his father made a career in law enforcement. When Breeding was growing up in Maynardville's Green Acres subdivision and later on Hines Creek Road, his dad was a law enforcement officer of many stripes, including the first salaried police officer for the city of Maynardville, an arson investigator, work for the Tennessee fire marshal, and a criminal investigator for the Union County Sheriff's Office.