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Duncan sworn in as Linn County sheriff

Woman makes history as office's first female leader

 

January 5, 2022

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Michelle Duncan, Linn County's 41st sheriff, center, stands with retired predecessors, from left, Art Martinak, Dave Burright, Bruce Riley and Jim Yon.

Michelle Duncan, Linn County's 41st sheriff, is a hard worker, dedicated, compassionate and a team leader, Circuit Court Judge Rachel Kittson-MaQatish said Monday morning, Jan. 3, as she officiated over Duncan's swearing-in ceremony at the Linn County Courthouse. 

Duncan, 47, is also the first female sheriff in the 173-year history of the Linn County Sheriff's Office and one of less than a handful of female sheriffs in Oregon.

But Duncan has never put being a female in front of her many job titles during her 24-year career at the Sheriff's Office where she has held positions ranging from p...



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