New sheriff sworn in for St. Clair County

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by KMOV.com Staff

KMOV.com

Posted on December 17, 2012 at 10:19 PM

Updated Monday, Dec 17 at 10:20 PM

ST. CLAIR COUNTY, Il (KMOV.com) -- St. Clair county offcially has a new sheriff as of Monday night.

Former Undersheriff Rick Watson was sworn in to replace Mearl Justus. Justus had served as sheriff in St. Clair since 1982.

The 81-year-old has been dealing with health issues and annouced his retirement last week.       

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