Sequoyah County Sheriff
Sheriff Larry Lane
Sheriff Lane and his wife, LaLinda, have been married 20 years. They have 5 children, and 4 grandchildren. The entire family loves hunting, fishing and camping in their spare time. They have attended Landmark Missionary Baptist Church in Vian since 2009. They make their home in Vian, Ok. Near the beautiful Lake Tenkiller.
I started my Law Enforcement career in January of 1991, when I was hired by Sheriff Wade Stovall as a dispatcher. I worked there until 1994, when I started working at Sallisaw Pd as a dispatcher/jailer and reserve officer. I went back to Sequoyah County Sheriff’s Office in 1997 as a Deputy Sheriff and simultaneously worked as a rural mail carrier in Akins, Central, Brushy, and Drake Prairie areas of the Sallisaw mail district, for about 11 years I was a mail carrier during the day and a deputy all night. In 2006 I took an Investigator position for the Sheriff’s Office and was also assigned to the ATF as a Task Force Officer, I continued this work until January of 2009, when I was hired by the District Attorney’s office as a drug task force agent and also continued my assignment as a Task Force Officer for the ATF, I worked narcotics and violent crime investigations all over eastern Oklahoma. In 2011, I left Law Enforcement for a brief period to operate my own metal roofing business and assist with a swimming pool construction business. After losing a very close election in 2012, I continued my work away from Law Enforcement.
Over the next two years, I worked in the oilfield as a flowback tester, and with the KCS railroad as a train conductor. In 2015 the Cherokee County Sheriff’s offered me the narcotics investigator position and I gladly took them up on their offer. I knew this position would keep me close to home as well as give me the opportunity to once again run for Sheriff of Sequoyah County. In 2016 I was elected as Sheriff and took office January 1st of 2017. In addition to my Law Enforcement career, I have also been a volunteer firefighter with the Blackgum Fire Department since 2006.
In June of 2020, I was elected to my second term as Sheriff with 82.4% of the vote.