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Eric Snarr Sworn In As Minidoka County Sheriff

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By Paul Johnson

Rupert, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) There's a new sheriff in town, Minidoka County Commissioners swore in longtime sheriff's office employee Eric Snarr.

All of this comes after former Sheriff Kevin Halverson resigning this month.

Halverson is charged with misusing public funds.

An exciting moment for Eric Snarr, now sheriff of Minidoka County.

He took the oath of office and plans to serve the community.

"I plan on putting the faith and the trust back into the officers and offer them the support I need to in order to continue this great department. Moving forward and rebuilding this community,” said Sheriff Eric Snarr, Minidoka County Sheriff’s Office.

Snarr knows he's in a tough position, the Minidoka County Commissioners believe he's the right fit, that will get the sheriff's office back on track.

"Our community has been hurt and appalled by the things that have happen. They need to have someone they can trust and I believe he will be able to get the trust of the community,” said Commissioner Sheryl Koyle, Minidoka County.

Sheriff Snarr wants to rebuild the community and the first step is gaining citizen trust.

"I plan on being more community oriented and do community policing and going out meeting and greeting with business owners and the residents of this county” said Snarr.

Snarr's background is 17-years in law enforcement, he's looking to move forward and work with the community one step at a time.

Snarr will serve for 18-months; he plans to run for the sheriff position in the mid-term election in 2014.



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