New Richardson Co Sheriff appointed

(KLZA)-- A new Richardson County Sheriff has been appointed.

 Following interviews with three finalists, Richardson County Commissioners Tuesday afternoon appointed Richard Hardesty Jr. to fill the vacant position until the term expires in January, 2023.

Hardesty was sworn into office Wednesday morning and has begun his duties as Sheriff.

Hardesty began working for the Richardson County Sheriff's Department on May 15, 2019. He previously served as a Deputy Sheriff in Johnson County, Nebraska.

Hardesty replaces Don Pounds who resigned as Richardson County Sheriff in July.

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