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SH resident sworn in as county top cop


June 6, 2018

JIM YON, right, is sworn in as Linn County Sheriff June 1 by Judge DeAnn Novotny at Linn County Courthouse.

Jim Yon started his day Friday, June 1, being sworn in as Linn County Sheriff.

Then he spent the day dealing with the details of taking his new office while retired Sheriff Bruce Riley completed the duties of his office by welcoming his own son into the department.

Yon was sworn in by Judge DeAnn Novotny at the Linn County Courthouse.

Yon, a Sweet Home resident, was joined by his parents, brothers, in-laws and family friends as well as deputies. As his last act as Sheriff, Riley, also joined by family and friends, swore in his own son, Caleb, who went to work for Linn County Sheriff's O...

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