New Sheriff Elected in Harrison County

There will be a new sheriff in town within the next few months. Troy Peterson edged out incumbent Melvin Brisolara in last night’s primary runoff.
Peterson and his supporters went door to door the past three weeks, estimating they reached about 75 percent of residents and credits that grass roots campaign for securing 62 percent of the vote.
Today, Peterson spent his first day as sheriff-elect taking down his signs around the county. While he doesn’t officially take office for a few months, he’s already working on making it a smooth transition between sheriffs. “We’ve got some meetings set up where we’re going to meet with the chiefs of police around the Coast and kind of have a round table meeting of what they expect and what we expect and what we’re trying to accomplish as one. I think it’s something that needs to happen. You know, a meeting of the chiefs every month is great, but I think the working relationship needs to be stronger. They need to know that we’re there for them and we need to know that they’re there for us.”
While an official swear in date has not been set yet, Peterson estimates it should be sometime in December.

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