Numbered edition, this being no. 345 of 1000. Jacket is creased, rubbed and tattered, boards have minor wear, binding tight, internally clean. In July 1921, Sarasota County, Florida came into existence. Out of necessity, the new county's first officials were appointed by the state's governor. For more than thirty years, the sheriffs and thier hand-full of deputies kept the peace in a sparsely populated county. They have triumphed over bootleggers, cattle-rustlers, bank-robbers, and murderers. Included herin are the stories and personalities that make up the heritage of our Sheriff's Office.