SMCSO Remembers St. Mary’s and Maryland’s First African-American Sheriff

In honor of Black History Month we celebrate Sheriff Joseph Lee Somerville Sr., who was the first African-American to be elected Sheriff in both the state of Maryland and in St. Mary’s County. Sheriff Somerville began his career as a Deputy Sheriff with the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office in 1966.At that time, Sheriff Somerville … Continue reading SMCSO Remembers St. Mary’s and Maryland’s First African-American Sheriff