COUNTIES AND COUNTY LAW
31-2211. Directions must be in writing. No direction or authority by a party or his attorney to a sheriff, in respect to the execution of process or return thereof, or to any act or omission relating thereto, is available to discharge or excuse the sheriff from a liability for neglect or misconduct, unless it is contained in a writing, signed by the attorney of the party, or by the party if he has no attorney.
[(31-2211) 1863, p. 475, sec. 45; R.S., sec. 1880; reen. R.C. & C.L., sec. 2033; C.S., sec. 3605; I.C.A., sec. 30-1711.]