Stanton County Sheriff's Office
P.O. BOX 635
804 Ivy Street
Stanton, NE 68779
Phone: (402) 439-2212
Fax: (402) 439-2229
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Sheriff Unger Recognized for Saving Infant's Life

Sheriff Unger was within blocks of a family in need of help.
Sheriff Unger responded to a residence back in December when an infant was unresponsive and not breathing. He immediately started performing CPR on the infant while Stanton Rescue was responding to the residence. Sheriff Unger revived the infant and the 15 week old child was then taken to Faith Regional Hospital in Norfolk by Stanton Rescue.

Stanton Rescue Captain Russ Johnson (pictured left) and Stanton County Chief Deputy Kirk Van Pelt (pictured right) present Sheriff Michael S. Unger (center) with a plaque of recognition during the Stanton Rescue Appreciation Supper.


EMT of 2010


Sheriff Mike Unger was awarded the 2013 EMT of the year by the members of the Stanton Rescue Squad. Sheriff Mike Unger is a 20-year member of the Stanton Rescue Unit, and also received this award in 1996 and 2009. He is the only member to receive this award multiple times.



The Stanton County Sheriff's Office is dedicated to providing the best service possible to all residents of Stanton County and any person that may visit our county. The Sheriff's Office strives to serve and protect every citizen with effective and pro-active law enforcement. Our goal is that everyone may raise their families in a safe and comfortable setting.


Stanton County is located in northeast Nebraska, and is comprised of 431 square miles. The city of Stanton is the county seat of Stanton county, and Pilger, eight miles east of Stanton are the only communities in the county. However, the largest population in the county is located in the unicorporated area known as Woodland Park located just outside of Norfolk in northwestern Stanton County.


The office of the Sheriff originates from old English Law and was brought to our country by the British in colonial times. Currently in Nebraska there are 93 elected sheriff’s serving each of the counties of the state. The office of the Sheriff is responsible for both criminal law enforcement and civil process. This includes law enforcement in all forms from traffic enforcement and accident investigation to the investigation of serious criminal acts such as sexual assault and homicide. The Sheriff is also responsible for the housing and transportation of county prisoners to and from court and jail facilities. In Nebraska, Sheriff’s serve four year partisan terms.

On the civil side as required by state statue, the Sheriff acts as the collector of outstanding taxes and service of all court writs, that includes civil court filings, court orders or law suits between one or more person(s). Civil process is often time consuming and in some cases involves very emotional issues. The job is a 24 hour 365 days a year job that requires a lot of effort on the behalf of the Sheriff and his deputies to keep the county safe and operating smoothly.


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P.O. BOX 635, 804 Ivy Street, Stanton, NE 68779, Phone: (402) 439-2212,
Fax: (402) 439-2229, EMAIL: scso@stanton.net