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Duncan named new Linn County undersheriff


September 15, 2021

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Michelle Duncan

By Alex Paul

County Communications Officer

When Michelle Duncan was a teenager in San Jose, Calif., her parents thought her interest in law enforcement as a career might be a passing phase.

But the new Linn County Undersheriff said a high-school career exploration program sealed the deal, and after graduating from Santa Teresa High School, she enrolled in, and graduated with a degree from, the criminal justice program at San Jose Community College.

"I've never looked back," Duncan said from her new office.

She succeeds former Undersheriff Paul Timm, who retired at the end of September.


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