Dillard, William O., Sr.(born: 1938 - died: 2022)
William O. Dillard, Sr. was born in Hopkinsville, KY. In 1968, he became the first African American deputy sheriff in Christian County and in 1981 became the first African American elected sheriff in Kentucky. He received his law enforcement training at Eastern Kentucky University. William O. Dillard, Sr. died in 2022. For more see "Kentucky's first black sheriff one of six black county officials," in the 1982 Kentucky Directory of Black Elected Officials, Sixth Report, by the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights, p. 18; and Profiles of Contemporary Black Achievers of Kentucky, by J. B. Horton.