Sheriff Tom Volner was elected as Reynolds County Sheriff in 2008, and began serving his first term on January 1st, 2009. As Sheriff, he is Chief Law Enforcement Officer in a county with 811 square miles and a population of approximately 6700 citizens. His office operates a 16 bed jail, provides court security, paper service and provides law enforcement services for the county. He oversees an office of 8 deputies, three jailers and 1 civilian.
Sheriff Volner is a native of Lesterville, Missouri. He graduated from Lesterville R-IV School. After graduation, Sheriff Volner joined the U.S.Navy, retiring in 1995 as the Chief Investigator as Naval Air Station Whiting Field in Florida. While in the U.S. Navy, Sherrif Volner was stationed in Florida, Hawaii, and Connecticut.
While active duty in the U.S Navy, Sheriff Volner obtained his Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice from Troy State University. Sheriff Volner also served as a Connecticut State Police Auxilary member while in the military.
Upon his retirement from the military, Sheriff Volner started with the Escambia County Florida Sheriff’s Office where he was a Field Training Officer and Narcotics Investigator. Sheriff Volner was involved in several cases involving; violent crimes, narcotics, homicides, domestic violence, and fraud.
Sheriff Volner and his wife Judy decided in 2000 that it was time to move back home to be close to their family. Sheriff Volner then became employed with the Eureka Police Department and later the Lesterville School District.
Sheriff Volner and his wife, Judy, live in Lesterville, Missouri. He and Judy have been married for thirty-four years and have two children, Patrick and Jodi, and three grandchildren.