Hanlin oath

Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin, right, takes his oath of office from Douglas County Clerk Dan Loomis during a swearing-in ceremony Monday, Jan. 4, at the Douglas County Courthouse. Hanlin, who was re-elected for his fourth term as Douglas County Sheriff in November 2020, will become the county’s longest-serving sheriff in August 2021, surpassing the service time of Ira Byrd, who was the county’s sheriff from April 1955 to October 1967.

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