Now retired, former Sheriff Yon ponders memories, options
January 19, 2022
Jim Yon was a senior in college, interning for the Linn County Sheriff's Office in the spring of 1993, when he discovered his dream job.
"I knew early in life that (law enforcement) was what I wanted to do," said Yon, now 51. "I had to do a practicum. Dave Burright was the undersheriff at the time, and I did it at the Sheriff's Office. I knew within a couple of days that that was the place for me."
Yon started working for LCSO the following year, as a deputy, and he stayed 27 years – until he retired Jan. 1 after three years as Linn County Sheriff, the only Sweet Home r...