Following the retirement of Steve Brenneman, John Hinton will take over as the interim Morrow County Sheriff after his swearing-in ceremony on Wednesday.
Hinton currently is the Republican nominee for the position after his election in the March primary.
There is no Democratic nominee for the office in this November’s race. The newly appointed interim Sheriff will fully assume the position after Jan. 1 of 2017.
Hinton brings 18 years of law enforcement experience to his position as the Morrow County Sheriff.
Prior to his time with the office, he served as the chief of the Cardington Police Department.
The Northmor graduate also previously worked with the Morrow County Sheriff’s Office, the Alaskan State Troopers and the Army Military Police. He also served as a corrections officer, patrol sergeant, canine handler and a detective.
He coached high school wrestling for 12 seasons at Cardington, Northmor and Centerburg schools and for the past eight years has officiated at football games around the state.
Judge Howard Hall and Hinton expressed their gratitude for Brenneman’s service to the county