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Matthys named new chief deputy

It turned out the committee tasked in finding Neil Gulbranson's successor as Pierce County Sheriff's Chief Deputy didn't have to look far.

Jason Matthys, who has an office four doors down from Gulbranson, was chosen from six candidates and will start this Saturday, the day after Gulbranson retires after 41 years with the department.

Matthys has been a patrol lieutenant since 2010.

"I've always had a vested interest in supervision and management, and being patrol lieutenant opened my eyes even more," he said.

As lieutenant, Matthys supervised the patrol sergeants and focused on the administrative portion. Now, he'll be more involved in assisting Sheriff Nancy Hove in the daily operations of the sheriff's department, including budget, personnel, policy and procedures.

"The sheriff and I already have a good rapport and work well together," he said.

For more please read the June 20 print version of the Herald.

Jason Schulte

Jason Schulte is a reporter for the New Richmond News since February 2015. Prior to that he spent eight years at the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth. His duties with the News will include covering news out of Hammond and Roberts along with action from St. Croix County court system. He lives in Roberts. 

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