1924 – Sheriff Block was born July 19th in Chicago, Illinois. Los Angeles county sheriff.
– He was an honors graduate of California State University at Los Angeles, where he received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Police Science.
1956 – Sheriff Block entered the Sheriff’s Department as a deputy sheriff trainee.
1960 – He was promoted to the rank of sergeant in January and held every successive rank to the rank of Sheriff.
1975 – Sheriff Peter J. Pitchess appointed him to the position of undersheriff on March 17th.
1982 – Sheriff Peter J. Pitchess, stepped down and on his recommendation, the Board of Supervisors unanimously selected Sherman Block to succeed him on January 17th.
– Block was elected to his own term as Sheriff.
1998 – Sheriff Block suffered a head injury due to a fall and was hospitalized.
– Died of cerebral hemorrhage on October 29th.