Chief Deputy Jared Rigby will be sworn in as the new Wasatch County Sheriff on Monday. The swearing in ceremony is unique to this sheriff’s department. All the community is invited. Carolyn Murray has details:
Wasatch County Sheriff Elect, Jared Rigby wants to raise awareness in Wasatch County about the work the department does to serve the community. It’s the first ever full department swearing in ceremony held in Wasatch County. All the County’s 70 deputies will gather at the Community Action Food Pantry in Heber on Monday a bit before noon. All members of the department will be in their dress uniforms with an accompanying honor guard. They’ll walk from the food pantry to the Museum at 188 South Main Street. Rigby said they want people to bring a donation to the food pantry as part of the celebration.
“So, I’m being sworn in at noon on Monday and all of the deputies, we have about 70 of them, They’re all being sworn in or re-sworn in at the same time. Most places don’t do that. It’s the first time we’ve done it. So we’re trying to get the word out there about our food pantry. A lot of people don’t know where it is and also what our law enforcement does. You don’t just arrest people and take them to jail. We come across a lot of difficult and dire situations in people’s homes with children or people who are on the street or in other places. We’re placing a lot of emphasis on helping in the community in every way we can.”
Sheriff Elect Jared Rigby will be sworn in by a judge. The rest of the department will be sworn in right after. The ceremony begins at noon, but he wants people to get there early to accompany the deputies who will gather at the food pantry located on 34 West, 200 South in Heber. They’ll be accompanied by the Fire Departments ladder truck flying the flag, a air med helicopter fly over and an honor guard. Rigby asks everyone to bring a donation to the food bank on Monday.
KPCW's Facebook page will broadcast the event live on Monday.