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County Commissioners name Ozzie Knezovich new Sheriff

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SPOKANE, Wash. – Spokane County Commissioners on Tuesday night appointed Ozzie Knezovich to be the new Sheriff of Spokane County.

Sheriff Sterk retired last month to pursue his work as a minister. Undersheriff Larry Lindskog is currently overseeing the Office until Knezovich takes office.

Candidates included:

  • Cal Walker, current Spokane Valley Police Chief
  • Lt. Jim Finke, a 32 year veteran of the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office
  • Sgt. Ozzie Knezovich, a 10 year veteran and president of the Spokane County Sheriff’s Association.

Knezovich will fill the remaining seven months of Sheriff Sterk’s term of office. After that, an election will determine who will become the permanent Sheriff.

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