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Florida native named Linn County's new Emergency Services Manager


August 18, 2021

RIC LENTZ has been named Linn County's Emergency Services Manager.

Ric Lentz has packed a lot of incident command and search and rescue experience into his 27 years.

It was enough to impress Linn County Sheriff Jim Yon to offer him the position of Emergency Services Manager, succeeding Joe Larsen, who held the post for many years. Larsen will continue as Search and Rescue coordinator for a time.

"I have always been interested in law enforcement and helping people," Lentz said.

Lentz grew up in southern Florida, but his career path has taken him a long way from Palm Beach County north of Miami.

He has worked at Golden Gate Canyon State Park near Golden, C...

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