Sheriff settles into new role

It was a Monday morning that will stick with Sweetwater County Sheriff John Grossnickle for the rest of his life. Standing in front of friends, family and otherelected officials, Grossnickle recited his oath of office Jan. 7.

“It was an overwhelming and humbling experience,” Grossnickle said.

In the weeks following the oath, Grossnickle’s attention has primarily focused on reorganizing the office. Grossnickle said the reorganization has taken longerthan he anticipated, describing it as the biggest challenge he’s faced so far. In that reorganization, Grossnickle said he’s also fostering a more...


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