Benton County Commissioners appoint acting sheriff

By on Wednesday, August 18th, 2021 in Columbia Basin News

KENNEWICK – The Benton County Board of Commissioners has appointed Commander Jon Law as the acting Benton County Sheriff effective immediately. Law was appointed at a special board meeting held Tuesday afternoon.

Law has been with the Benton County Sheriff’s Office since February 2003, starting as a road deputy and working his way up into higher positions.

He will run the sheriff’s office in an interim capacity until a formal appointment is made. A list of eligible candidates will be given to the commissioners by the Benton County Republican Party. Law will serve until the next available general election.

Since the deadline for filing for the 2021 General Election this November was this past May, the appointed sheriff will remain in office until the end of 2022. The next elected Benton County Sheriff will not take office until January 1, 2023.

Photo via Benton County Sheriff’s Office