Clarkston Assistant Police Chief Jim Smith will serve as interim sheriff

ASOTIN, WA - Asotin County has a new sheriff.

County commissioners appointed Clarkston Assistant Police Chief Jim Smith as interim sheriff. Smith was sworn in immediately following his appointment. He said he's honored that the commissioners and Clarkston City Council members have confidence he will succeed as interim sheriff and assistant chief.

"I'm going to do the best job I can," said Smith. "I'll keep the sheriff's department going and running well until the elected sheriff gets in office."

Smith will hold the sheriffs post until the November election results are certified.