Sheriff Tom Nestor
Was elected Lincoln County Sheriff and took office in 2007.
Sheriff Nestor Has worked for the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office full time since June 1989. Tom started out working in the old county jail on 7th Street in Hugo and worked there until the opening of the new facility on 3rd Avenue. Tom continued to work in the county jail and dispatch, where he was the dispatch supervisor until 1993.
In 1993, Tom attended the Colorado State University Law Enforcement Academy and became Colorado P.O.S.T. certified. After graduation, Tom returned back home to Lincoln County where he went on patrol for the county.
In 2002 Tom was appointed Undersheriff by then Sheriff Leroy Yowell and proudly served in that position until Sheriff Yowell retired after 32 years of service.
Sheriff Nestor is proud to serve the county in which he has grown up in and is striving to maintain the county’s rural values, while understanding changes in our society. Sheriff Nestor takes pride in being a Sheriff who is willing to go on patrol along side of his deputies.