Captain Michael L. Yowell

Captain Michael L. Yowell

Captain Yowell has been a part of the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office family since he was born. Captain Michael Yowell was born and raised in Lincoln County while graduating from Genoa-Hugo School in 2005. During his high school career, Captain Yowell worked as an intern with the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office and covered shifts when needed during weekends and holidays.

Captain Yowell "formally" began his law enforcement career with the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office in July of 2007. Michael promoted from a Detention Deputy / 911 Operator to Patrol and Investigations in 2008. Captain Yowell proudly served Lincoln County in the Patrol / Investigations Division until 2014, when he left Lincoln County to work for the Fort Morgan Police Department. While in Fort Morgan, Sheriff Nestor contacted Michael and offered him a position back in his hometown as the Lincoln County Captain. Having Lincoln County in his heart, Captain Yowell accepted Sheriff Nestor's offer and returned as Captain / Jail Administrator in February 2015.

Captain Yowell has embraced his community and assists Sheriff Nestor and Undersheriff Nall with new updates in the Communications Center as well as the Lincoln County Jail. While still making time to answer calls and serve his fellow community members. Lincoln County is his home and he is honored to serve and protect it.

Captain Yowell believes in Edmund Burke's quote: "All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing."

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