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Eric Taylor sworn in as new San Benito County Sheriff

Hollister Police

HOLLISTER, Calif. (KION) There is a new Sheriff in town in San Benito County.

Eric Taylor was sworn in as the new San Benito County Sheriff during a ceremony Friday. He was named the interim Sheriff after Darren Thompson announced his retirement.

Captain Eric Taylor appointed as interim San Benito County Sheriff

Retired Sheriff Darren Thompson's last day was Friday after a 33 year career in law enforcement.

"Of all the people I went to police academy with back in 1988, I'm the only one that's still working. Which probably means it's time for me to go," Thompson said when he announced his retirement.

San Benito County Sheriff announces his retirement

Sheriff Taylor has worked in San Benito County since 2014, and before that, the Sheriff's Office said he was an officer, corporal, gang detective, patrol sergeant and detective sergeant with the Watsonville Police Department.

Local News / San Benito County

Avery Johnson

Avery Johnson is the Digital Content Director at KION News Channel 5/46.


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