Office of The Sheriff


8293 Mary Ball Road Lancaster, Virginia 22503   Tel: 804-462-5111   Fax: 804-462-7046

Sheriff R.D. Crockett

Command Staff

Capt. M.R. Shirilla

Lt. E.T. Self

  Lt. D.L. Hudson

The Lancaster County Sheriff's Office serving our community since 1651

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Claudine J. Gifford

Missing Person:  The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office is interested in speaking with four white males reported to have assisted Claudine J. Gifford from the Tiki Bar at Windmill Point into a silver Nissan SUV on July 6.  These 4 males are asked to contact Lt. E.T. Self or Inv. D.S. Hogge at the sheriff’s office, 804-462-5111.

July 24:  Four volunteer search and rescue canine teams, along with a unit from the Virginia Department of Emergency Services, returned to Lancaster County yesterday as part of the continued investigation of the missing persons case of Claudine J. Gifford.  Two canine teams each from K-9 East and Richmond Search and Rescue checked locations in the upper end of the county and outside of Kilmarnock.  No new information was developed.

July 22:  With the initial rush of information of the community’s support during the intensive search for Ms. Claudine J. Gifford, a thank you to some businesses was overlooked.

The sheriff’s office expresses thanks to Noblett Appliance for the donation of propane used to cook food for the search and rescue search teams and others involved directly with the ground, water and air search conducted on July 12.

Thanks are also due to both 4 Season Lawn Care and Geo Products for the loan of ATVS, without which the ground search would have taken an estimated additional 6 hours rather than the 12 hours it actually took.


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