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King County Sheriff Mitzi Johanknecht speaks to City Council Monday night

King County Sheriff Mitzi Johanknecht speaks to City Council Monday night

King County Sheriff Mitzi Johanknecht attended the Burien City Council meeting Monday evening, addressing several questions surrounding gangs and youth-on-youth violence. Story & Photos by Aaron Wells King... [Read more]

INTERVIEW: John Urquhart Vows that he’ll ‘Do the Right Thing as the Sheriff’

INTERVIEW: John Urquhart Vows that he’ll ‘Do the Right Thing as the Sheriff’

by Jack Mayne New King County Sheriff John Urquhart was elected last November by what he terms “a landslide” but he isn’t worried about facing voters all over again this November for a full four-year... [Read more]

LETTER: Mike Heavey Endorses John Urquhart for King County Sheriff

LETTER: Mike Heavey Endorses John Urquhart for King County Sheriff

I am writing in support of John Urquhart for King County Sheriff.  He has spent the last 36 years of his life serving the public as a police officer and has worked in all levels of the Sheriff’s... [Read more]

New King County Sheriff’s Deputies to be Assigned to Southwest Area

New King County Sheriff’s Deputies to be Assigned to Southwest Area

King County Sheriff Steve Strachan announced last week that 14 new deputies will be hired over the course of the next few months to “beef up” patrol in unincorporated areas of the county, and on Friday... [Read more]

Sheriff Steve Strachan Says Downward Spiral Over, Now Hiring More Deputies

Sheriff Steve Strachan Says Downward Spiral Over, Now Hiring More Deputies

by Jack Mayne Steve Strachan says the reason he wanted the job of sheriff is because its move into contracting with other cities and agencies is the wave of the future, both in King County and nationally. He... [Read more]

King County Sheriff’s Office Announces Plan to Hire 14 More Deputies

King County Sheriff’s Office Announces Plan to Hire 14 More Deputies

From left: King County Councilmember Joe McDermott, Executive Dow Constantine, Councilmember Kathy Lambert and Sheriff Steve Strachan. The King County Sheriff’s Office announced Friday (Oct. 12)... [Read more]

John Urquhart Says Current Appointed Sheriff ‘Not Working Out’

John Urquhart Says Current Appointed Sheriff ‘Not Working Out’

by Jack Mayne John Urquhart, 64, wants to trade in his sergeant’s stripes for the four stars of the elected sheriff of King County and to command the 1,000 people, including 600 sworn officers, of what... [Read more]

New King County Sheriff Steven Strachan Says Police Contracts Save Money

New King County Sheriff Steven Strachan Says Police Contracts Save Money

by Jack Mayne In an age of diminishing public finances, new King County Sheriff Steven Strachan sees it as the new normal that cities and counties will never return to the flush years of the past. He... [Read more]

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

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

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... [Read more]

Longtime Sheriff’s Office Spokesman John Urquhart Now Running for Sheriff

Longtime Sheriff’s Office Spokesman John Urquhart Now Running for Sheriff

Former King County Sheriff’s Sgt. John Urquhart, who retired in February after 24 years with the agency, announced Tuesday (April 24) that he is a candidate for Sheriff. Urquhart will oppose Sheriff... [Read more]

Burien Not Affected by Sheriff’s Office Changes, According to Chief Kimerer

Burien Not Affected by Sheriff’s Office Changes, According to Chief Kimerer

Burien Police Chief Scott Kimerer by Jack Mayne The Burien Police Department will be totally unaffected by proposed zone changes in the King County Sheriff’s office, says Police Chief Scott Kimerer. “Burien... [Read more]

Sheriff: Increased ‘Contract’ Partnerships Expected to Increase Public Safety

Sheriff: Increased ‘Contract’ Partnerships Expected to Increase Public Safety

King County Sheriff Sue Rahr told The B-Town Blog this week she thinks “public safety will improve as we form more partnerships” with cities that contract for law enforcement services…

Sheriff Rahr Announces Kent Police Chief Strachan As New Undersheriff

Sheriff Rahr Announces Kent Police Chief Strachan As New Undersheriff

King County Sheriff Sue Rahr announced Tuesday (Sept. 28th) that Kent Police Chief Steve Strachan has accepted her offer to join the Sheriff’s Office as the Undersheriff beginning in early 2011.... [Read more]

UPDATE: Normandy Park Man Killed In Car Crash Identified

UPDATE: Normandy Park Man Killed In Car Crash Identified

1/6/09 UPDATE: The victim of Monday night’s Burien fatal car crash has been identified as Normandy Park resident Terrence P. Mueller, 57. Mueller died when his Toyota Prius hit a guardrail on Highway... [Read more]

Burien Man Shot After West Seattle Bank Robbery

Burien Man Shot After West Seattle Bank Robbery

Tuesday’s wild bank robbery-turned-police chase that ended with cops shooting a suspect in downtown Seattle involved a 50-year old man from Burien named Douglas Cox, according to police. Cox was... [Read more]