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New Leadership Delivering Results for Our Community

Don Hollingshead was born and raised in Laramie County, choosing this community to dedicate both his personal and professional life.


First, and foremost, he is a husband of 33 years to his wonderful wife, Sue, father to his two amazing children Jake and Jenna, father-in-law to their spouses, Briana and Thomas, and grandfather, Daggy, to his five beautiful grandchildren, Haley, Ella, Adam, Marcus and Sawyer.


Don is an avid woodworker, gardener, and fisherman, but his favorite activity is to spend time with his family. He has also served in many volunteer roles within the community to include serving as an elder in his church, Kiwanis Board member, Board Chair for Safe Harbor Children’s Advocacy Center, and Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics.  As well as many other organizations throughout the years.


In 1995, Don started his law enforcement career at the Laramie County Sheriff’s Department, where he continues to serve. His first position was as a Detention Deputy. In 1998, he transferred to the Patrol Division and served 11 years along with his K-9 partner Gretta. Don was promoted to the rank of Patrol Sergeant in 2007 where he was tasked to supervise law enforcement activities for all Eastern and Western Laramie County. Don was promoted in 2011 to Patrol Lieutenant. In addition to various other duties, he supervised five patrol squads, K-9 Unit, SWAT team, Search and Rescue team, Mounted Patrol, Fire Investigations Unit and Explosive Disposal Unit.


In 2018, he transferred to the Detention Division, going back to his roots, but now in an administrative capacity. As Security Lieutenant he supervised all jail security functions, court security, as well as other day-to-day aspects of the Detention Center. In 2019, Don was promoted to the rank of Detention Captain, which  increased his responsibilities to include all operational aspects of the Laramie County Detention Center, to include the Juvenile Services Center. In this position, he manages the largest portion of the Sheriff Department's multi-million budget and determines the most prudent way to allocate the funds entrusted to him by the citizens of Laramie County.


Throughout his career, he has sharpened his skills in each area of the Sheriff’s Department and has strived to make a difference in the lives of the citizens of Laramie County. He has dedicated his career to this organization, and has gathered vast experience in all aspects of the Laramie County Sheriff’s Department. Don is an unbiased leader who cares deeply, and is vigilant, in his commitment to improving the lives and future of the citizens of Laramie County.


The experiences Don has gained throughout his 26 year career with the Laramie County Sheriff’s Department has led to this moment where he asks you, the voters of Laramie County to choose him as the best candidate for Laramie County Sheriff.

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