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Sheriff
Sheriff
General Information
Gender

Male

Color

Black, white

Eye Color

Blue

Occupation

Radiator Springs Police

Hometown

Radiator Springs

Series Information
First Appearance

Cars

Performer

Michael Wallis

Sheriff is a character who is the local sheriff in Radiator Springs. He is a main character in the Cars series, appearing in both movies, and most of the video games, but not in very many Cars Toons episodes.

History

Cars

In Cars, Sheriff begins to chase Lightning when he speeds past him on his way to Radiator Springs. After shooting at him in an attempt to make him stop, Sheriff waits until Lightning gets caught in the power lines, and arrests him. The following day, after Lightning tries to escape Radiator Springs, Sheriff and Sally await him, as they lowered his gas amount.

Sheriff later joins Lightning's pit crew at the Los Angeles International Speedway.

Cars: The Video Game

In Cars: The Video Game, he first appears in the minigame Sheriff's Chase, where he and Lightning talk about how Lightning wrecked Radiator Springs not that long before. Then Sheriff thinks Lightning is asking for a rematch, and he accepts it, because Doc outfitted him with a turbo charger. If Lightning wins, he won't be thrown in the impound. If Sheriff wins, Lightning will. After Lightning won the race, Sheriff asks Lightning to stop doing doughnuts, and to go away, or he will be picking up trash on the highway.

Cars: Radiator Springs Adventures

In Cars: Radiator Springs Adventures, Sheriff appears in the mini-game Speed Trap, as he chases DJ, Snot Rod, Wingo and Boost on the Interstate.

Mater and the Ghostlight

In Mater and the Ghostlight, Sheriff tells the story of a mythical vehicle called the Ghostlight, scaring the rest of the town, especially Mater. Deciding to pull a practical joke, he and the other townspeople place a lamp on Mater's tow hook, scaring him all the way around Carburetor County.

Cars: Mater-National Championship

In Cars: Mater-National Championship, he appears with Otto, as he was speeding. Lightning makes sure that Otto stays out of trouble by racing him, along with Sheriff. Sheriff later appears overhearing Lightning sending Otto to see Lizzie, saying that will keep him busy. He then later appears when Mater spots a tractor and was about to tip it, but gets interrupted by Sheriff. Mater says that he's sorry, then Sheriff says that he does not want Mater to go tractor tipping again, and then he reminds Mater of the Ghostlight, which when Mater wasn't looking, Sheriff puts the blue lantern on Mater's hook.

Cars Toons

Tokyo Mater

In Tokyo Mater, Boost, DJ and Wingo speed by Sheriff at Flo's V8 Cafe, causing him to take pursuit, which leads Mater into his story about how he was once a drift racer.

Hiccups

In Hiccups, Sheriff receives a case of the hiccups at the end of the short, causing him to run away as Mater tries to cure him by kissing him.

The Radiator Springs 500½

In The Radiator Springs 500½, Sheriff is enjoying the leisurely drive in honor of Stanley, sporting a white hood.

The World of Cars Online

In The World of Cars Online, Sheriff could often be found chasing one of the tuner cars throughout the roads of Radiator Springs.

Cars: Race-O-Rama

In Cars: Race-O-Rama, he appears in Sheriff's Chase, which the player has to help him catch some speeders, who are a few of the Chick Hicks Racing Academy students. This is similar to another mini-game in Cars: The Video Game. He is also playable in many other events like races on the console versions.

Cars 2

In Cars 2, he watches McQueen leave for the World Grand Prix. When he is called to London by McQueen he aids McQueen and Mater in fighting the lemons by chaining one of them up just like he did to McQueen in the first film.

Cars 2: The Video Game

In Cars 2: The Video Game, Sheriff is a downloadable playable character that is exclusive to the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of the game. He is a medium weight, and has speed and power that are equal to each other.

Kinect Rush: A Disney/Pixar Adventure

In Kinect Rush: A Disney/Pixar Adventure, Sheriff appears in the first Cars level, when Mater has the player try to stay close to Sheriff on the course. Sheriff later appears at the end of the course and in the background of the ending cut-scene.

Cars Land

In Cars Land, Sheriff makes an appearance. At the beginning of the ride, Sheriff is announcing the safety rules in English, while Ramone says them in Spanish. Later in the ride, he pulls you over after you almost crash into a train. You think he's gonna give you a ticket, but really, he's helping you get to the big race. He calls for Mater to take you to the race, and Mater does take you there (by tractor tipping).

General information

Physical appearance

Sheriff is a 1949 Mercury Police Cruiser that is painted black and white, with the Radiator Springs Police Department badge on both of his doors. He has a siren on his roof.

His license plate reads 001, except in Cars: The Video Game, where it reads SHERIFF.

Personality

Sheriff is easily angered, and quick to threaten someone if they step out of line, as he is the head of the town, making sure everything is in order. However, he does have fun with his job, chasing speeders and fighting crime.

Powers and abilities

Sheriff is incredibly fast and can easily catch speeders that come racing through town, though he may have trouble accelerating. He is also very stable, as evidenced in Cars: The Video Game, where he has the highest stability stats in the game.

Roles

Sheriff often plays the role of the "voice of reason" to Radiator Springs, and acts as a boss towards the multiple Radiator Springs residents and vistors. He is portrayed as a fatherly figure to Mater, as he is always keeping an eye on him and watching his behavior.

Relationships

Sheriff speaks with caution to most of his friends and aquaintances, but remains overall keeps a calm personality with most of the residents throughout Carburetor County. He is good friends with Lightning McQueen, even though the two initially had bad blood due to Sheriff chasing McQueen down, which led to him tearing the road up.

Sheriff has been shown to have bad chemistry with characters such Boost, Snot Rod, Wingo and DJ, four delinquents that are always wreaking having throughout Radiator Springs, and as such, they have been arrested multiple times.

Official profiles and statistics

Cars

  • Bios
    • "There's a long history of law enforcement in Sheriff's family. His father was a traffic cop. His aunt, his two cousins on his mother's side, his little brother...even his grandfather was a traffic cop, directing traffic at Times Square in New York around the turn of the century. Sheriff always knew he too would be a cop. After all, how many other options did he have with a name like Sheriff?"

Cars: The Video Game

  • Stats
    • Speed: 4
    • Acceleration: 2
    • Handling: 2
    • Stability: 5

Cars 2

  • Bios
    • "Sheriff is the local law enforcement and the keeper of the peace in Radiator Springs. He takes his job very seriously. Sheriff enjoys telling stories and taking the occasional nap behind the Radiator Springs billboard. That's where he was when Lightning McQueen first zoomed into town years ago, which led to a messy car chase that didn't end well. These days, Sheriff welcomes the hotshot racer Lightning home to Radiator Springs with all four tires."

Cars 2: The Video Game

  • Bios
    • "With an extensive background in law enforcement, Sheriff's ready to add a bit of espionage to his trunk of tricks."
  • Stats
    • Weight Class: Medium
    • Speed: 50
    • Power: 50

Appearances

Feature Films

Short Films

Video Games

Paint Jobs

Portrayals

Gallery

For this subject's image gallery, see Gallery:Sheriff.


Quotes

  • "Boy, you're in a heap of trouble."
  • "Well thanks, Doc, I've been feeling a quart low."
  • "Maybe it's time to go see Doc again."

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Polish Szeryf Sheriff
German Sheriff Sheriff
Russian Шериф Sheriff

Trivia

  • Sheriff's home is probably behind the billboard, but in Cars: Fast as Lightning, his home is at the courthouse.
  • In Cars: The Video Game, it is revealed that Sheriff doesn't like donuts as other cops.
  • Sheriff paraphrases a line used by actor Joe Higgins, who played a sheriff in early 1970s Dodge commercials, as "Boy, you're in a heap of trouble."

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