Vernon County Sheriff Jason Mosher announced on Monday that Detective Brett Dawn
has been promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and named the Jail’s new Administrator. Lt.
Dawn recently earned his master’s degree in Leadership from Liberty University. Before
joining the civilian law enforcement field, Lt Dawn served in the Army Military Police.
In 2013, Dawn was appointed Captain at a private sector facility before joining the
Vernon County Sheriff’s Office as a K-9 handler. Dawn continued his career by joining
the Pittsburg Police Department in 2016 until 2020, when he returned to the Vernon
County Sheriff’s Office as a criminal investigator. Sheriff Mosher said “Detective Dawn
has been an asset to our department and the community. In this new roll, I believe we will
see nothing less than the honest, hardworking, and dedicated officer that we’ve come to