I think I have found the Chief Tillis in the picture. This link goes to the Polk COunty Sherrif's office. It lists the past Sheriff Chiefs for Polk County. Scroll down the page until you get to J.D. Tillis.This man (there is a picture of him on the site) looks EXTREMELY like the man in my picture. The information on the site is as follows: J.D. Tillis (1897-1905) Sheriff Tillis was born in Columbia County in August 1849 to Willibe and Celia Tillis. Sheriff Tillis and his family moved to Ft. Meade in 1855. Sheriff Tillis also served as Tax Collector from 1890-1894. After leaving office, Sheriff Tillis devoted his time to his family and ran a small hotel, known as the Tillis House, and worked his groves in Alturas.