There’s a New Sheriff in Town

HASTINGS – John Rust was elected as the new Adams County Sheriff during last year’s election.

He will be replacing Sheriff Gregg Magee, who was a staple at the Sheriff’s Department. He served at the department for 51 years and he was the Sheriff for 36 years.

Rust says those are some big shoes to fill and that Sheriff Magee made a strong foundation while he was there.

At this point I feel that we have a really good department, good staff. Gregg had developed a lot of good things over the years. From that I want to use that good base and foundation and build from that to help improve and keep getting better to be able to better serve the citizens of Adams County.

Rust had worked with Sheriff Magee for several years and he plans on using that experience to help him be a good Sheriff. Rust says he’s excited and honored to be Sheriff for Adams County.

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