New King County Sheriff Steve Strachan to be Officially Sworn in Wednesday


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New King County Sheriff Steve Strachan will officially be sworn in Wednesday, May 16, in a ceremony at 2:30 p.m. at the King County Courthouse in downtown Seattle.

The ceremony will be held in Room E-942 at the King County Court House, which is located at 516 3rd Ave in downtown Seattle. Presiding over the swearing-in will be King County Superior Court Presiding Judge McDermott.

As we’re previously reported, on April 2, the King County Council appointed Strachan as the new Sheriff, succeeding Sue Rahr, who left to become director of the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission in Burien (read our interview with Rahr here).

Strachan, 47, became Chief Deputy of the Sheriff’s Office in January 2011, after serving nearly five years as the Kent Police Chief. He previously was Chief of Police in Lakeville, Minnesota.

Strachan will serve until an election this November determines who will be sheriff when Rahr’s term expires at the end of 2013.

Strachan plans to run for the position as does John Urquhart, former King County Sheriff’s Office media spokesman (read about him here).

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