Duncan sworn in as Linn County sheriff
Woman makes history as office's first female leader
January 5, 2022
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...