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Posted on: August 4, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Author Talk with Ronnie Erwin

Stars Over Tennessee, Tennessee County Sheriffs ... by Ronnie Erwin book cover photograph

Ronnie Erwin, the author of Stars Over Tennessee, will be here to talk about his new book and how it came about on August 29 at 5:30 pm. 

This book is a comprehensive compilation of the county sheriffs who wear the star of Tennessee's ninety-five counties, beginning in 1776 up to present day. Included is the history of the county sheriff's origin, the badge, and the uniform patch they wore. Intermingled throughout the pages are pictures  of current and former sheriffs and the historic jails that they oversaw.  Stars Over Tennessee unveils some of the challenges that the county sheriffs of Tennessee have faced for almost 250 years.

The book is dedicated to Ronnie's beloved wife and co-author Lynn M. Erwin, who died before the book was published.

Printed in the United States, Stars Over Tennessee is a hardcover, full color, 516-page book with more than 2,200 images, illustrations, and pictures of current and past county sheriffs.  Books will be for sale at $125.00 each, plus tax. Mr. Erwin will accept cash, check (with driver’s license verification), or credit card (additional fee added).  All proceeds from the sale of the book go to The Lynn M. Erwin Education & Training Fund for the Tennessee Sheriffs’ Association. The perpetual fund provides an annual payout to one of the 95 sheriffs selected each year by the Tennessee Sheriffs’ Association.


His visit is presented by the Special Collections Department on the second floor of the Main Library. Registration is requested to ensure your seat in the first floor Meeting Room.

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