§7-5-24. Sheriff may commence civil action without paying fees and
costs; fees and costs recoverable from defendants after
completion of litigation.
The sheriff will not be required to pay any filing fee, cost,
bond or security, as may otherwise be required of other civil
litigants by provisions of this code, in any action in which the
sheriff commences the action in his or her official capacity or on
behalf of the county government: Provided, That where the sheriff
or county government prevails in the action and any filing fees,
costs, bond or security are recovered from the opposing party, the
sheriff shall pay therefrom the fees, costs, bond or security to
the officer who otherwise would have been entitled thereto but for
the provisions of this section.