Sheriff Tom Nestor
Was elected Lincoln County Sheriff and took over 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 to become Colorado POST 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 current Sheriff Leroy L. Yowell and proudly served that position until Sheriff Yowell
decided to retire 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.  
103 3rd Avenue
P.O. Box 10
Hugo, CO. 80821
Corporal Cole Britton

was appointed Jail Corporal in 2008.

Corporal Britton Has worked for the Lincoln County Sheriffs Office since 2005

  • Cole is currently serving on the Board Of Directors for Transports Across Colorado or (TAC)

  • Certified Jail Officer through American Jail Association (National Certification)
Undersheriff Gordon D. Nall

Was appointed Lincoln County Undersheriff in 2007.
    Captain Michael L. Yowell
The grandson of former Sheriff Leroy 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 Schools
in 2005. During his high school career, Captain Yowell worked as an intern with the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office and
covering shifts as 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 proudly serving the citizens of Fort Morgan, Colorado, 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, taking the reigns from retired Captain Clint

Captain Yowell has embraced his community upon his return by assisting Sheriff Nestor and Undersheriff Nall with new
updates in the Communications Center as well as the Lincoln County Jail.

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