“My goal as Sheriff is for the entire department to be visible and spend time interacting with people from all parts of Custer County. By getting to know the people, it will make it easier for the Sheriff's Office to serve the taxpayers of Custer County.” ~ Sheriff Dan Day
Sheriff Dan Day took office as Sheriff on January 4, 2021. As a longtime resident of Custer County, he brings his experience and vision to the Sheriff's Office.
Sheriff Dan Day began his law enforcement career at the Clinton Police Department as a dispatcher and then a patrol officer. He worked as a patrol officer for the Weatherford Police Department, where he graduated from the police academy.
Sheriff Day began his career with the Custer County Sheriff's Office as a full-time deputy and investigator hired under Sheriff Richard Mueller. During this time, Sheriff Day helped organize and work as an agent for the Tri-Agency Narcotics Units (TAN), a collaborative project between the Custer County Sheriff's Office and Clinton and Weatherford police departments.
Sheriff Day also served as chaplain for area fire and emergency medical service and the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation. While chaplain for the OSBI, he assisted in the Murrah Building bombing and following both tornadoes in Moore.
He also served as a volunteer chaplain at the Veterans Administration for 15 years.
Dan Day also worked as a firefighter and fire marshal for the Clinton Fire Department until retiring in 2006 at lieutenant's rank. While a firefighter, he also worked at the Sheriff's Office.