Changing tools of the trade

LCSO Cpl. Pulfer to retire Thursday


Cpl. Roy Pulfer sits Monday at the desk of the central control room of the Logan County Jail. He will retire from the Logan County Sheriff’s Office Thursday following 35 years of service. (EXAMINER PHOTO | MANDY LOEHR)

While the tools of the trade have changed over several decades at the local jail, Cpl. Roy Pulfer’s devotion to his profession has not wavered during his 35 years of service to the Logan County Sheriff’s Office. 

The Logan County Jail supervisor and former road deputy retires Thursday after working under five different sheriffs, including current Sheriff Andrew J. Smith. He was hired in 1979 by Logan County Sheriff DeWeese Skidmore and then-Chief Deputy Milt Watts.

“I’ve enjoyed what I’m doing over the years,” he said Monday while sitting in the central control room of the jail. “It’s been the people I work with who make the job so enjoyable. I really get along with everybody here.”

“Here’s a guy who’s started working with ink pen to book inmates and locking them behind prison bars,” Jail Administrator Lt. Greg Fitzpatrick said of Cpl. Pulfer. 

“Now he’s trained other staff on our central control computer system in the jail. Where we used to lock cells with keys, now everything’s done with the push of a button on the computer screen.”


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