A friend of Sheriff Bell’s and the sheriff in Sonoma, Texas, Lamar struggles with the grisly murders occurring in his county. The first man murdered in the novel, a young deputy, was one of Lamar’s men. Similar to Bell, Lamar considers leaving the police force, but Bell encourages him to continue his work.
The timeline below shows where the character Sheriff Lamar appears in No Country for Old Men. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.