Ben F. Switzer was the sheriff of Jewell County, Kansas from 1940–1944. Though Sheriff Switzer was issued a gun for protection, he refused to carry it. At the time, the U.S. was under prohibition. He would mostly arrest people smuggling alcohol through Kansas, often times stored in containers cleverly disguised as milk bottles that were painted white on the inside. The three variations of beer can be differentiated by the main color of the labels as well as the terms used to call people who smuggled alcohol: bootlegger, moonshiner, and rum-runner.