Nebraska Revised Statute 23-1704.02

Chapter 23 Section 1704.02

23-1704.02.

Sheriff; appoint employee.

Except when otherwise provided specifically by law for substitute service by a deputy, a sheriff may appoint an employee of his or her department to serve any summons or writ, by endorsement thereon substantially as follows: "I hereby appoint ........ to serve the within writ;" which shall be dated and signed by the sheriff.

Source

  • Laws 1879, § 125, p. 386;
  • R.S.1913, § 5739;
  • C.S.1922, § 5068;
  • C.S.1929, § 84-805;
  • R.S.1943, (1981), § 84-805;
  • Laws 1987, LB 223, § 2.

Annotations

  • Authority is conferred upon a sheriff to depute a person to serve any summons. Forbes v. Bringe, 32 Neb. 757, 49 N.W. 720 (1891).

  • Constables cannot appoint deputies. Gilbert and Artist v. Brown & Brother, 9 Neb. 90, 2 N.W. 376 (1879).