(a) When any warrant legally issued by any magistrate in this state in any criminal case shall be delivered into the hands of any constable, sheriff, or other officer, to be executed, whose duty it shall be to execute such warrant, it is hereby made the duty of such constable, sheriff, or other officer to serve the same immediately, and if such constable, sheriff, or other officer shall neglect or delay to serve any such warrant, delivered to him as aforesaid, when in his power to serve the same, either alone or by calling upon assistance according to law, he commits the offense of neglecting to serve a warrant.
(b) Neglecting to serve a warrant is an offense, charged for which the warrant was issued is a felony.
(c) This section applies only if the offense charged for which the warrant was issued is a misdemeanor.
(d) Any constable, sheriff, or other officer who is convicted under this section shall immediately forfeit his office.
State law reference--Similar provisions, R.R.S. 1943, 28-927.