Alan J. Pangborn was the sheriff of Castle Rock, Maine.
He was the husband of Annie Pangborn, and the father of Toby and Todd Pangborn. He succeded George Bannerman as sheriff and faced two big meneace in his town: the first against George Stark and the second against Leland Gaunt, the owner of the 'Needful Things' shop. His wife Annie was killed in a car crash with their son Todd.
Now he's married to Polly Chalmers and lives in New Hampshire. He was sheriff for a decade, between 1981 and 1991.