47-115. Jailer; appointment; oath; liability of sheriff.

The jailer or keeper of the jail, unless the sheriff elects to act as jailer in person or unless a county board of corrections exists and has assumed responsibility over the jail pursuant to sections 23-2801 to 23-2806, shall be a deputy appointed by the sheriff, and such jailer shall take the necessary oath before entering upon the duties of his or her office; Provided, the sheriff shall in all cases be liable for the negligence and misconduct of the jailer, as of other deputies.

Source:R.S.1866, c. 29, § 13, p. 246; R.S.1913, § 3541; C.S.1922, § 3008; C.S.1929, § 47-113; R.S.1943, § 47-115; Laws 1984, LB 394, § 19.