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For York County’s Hoses, law enforcement is all in the family

York County Sheriff William Hose
Bill Hose’s decision to not seek re-election as York County sheriff seemingly will end his long, distinguished tenure at or near the top of county law enforcement work.
The Hose family is perhaps the most prominent of many county family lines who have toiled in the public safety arena. Family members have served for more than a century.
Consider this, adapted from “Never to be Forgotten”:

“Jacob Hose served as York’s police chief at the turn of the 20th century. His grandson, Jacob W. Hose Sr., was police chief from 1949-50 and served as public safety director from 1962-1970. His great-grandson, William Hose, served as chief from 1982-1992, and was elected county sheriff in 1995. Another great-grandson, Jacob W. Jr., retired as captain in 1992.”

Despite Bill Hose’s decision, a Hose family member continues to serve in law enforcement.
Bill Hose’s son, Scott, serves on the York City Police force.