Sheriff appointment set for April 2


(Posted March 14, 2019)

By Kristy Zurbrick, Madison Editor

The Madison County Republican Central Committee will vote on a replacement for former Sheriff James P. Sabin at their next regular meeting on April 2.

Sabin retired on March 15 after 37 years with the department, 14 as sheriff.

In February, on Sabin’s recommendation, the county commissioners appointed Lt. John Swaney as acting sheriff effective March 15. He will serve until the Central Committee appoints a permanent replacement to fill out the rest of Sabin’s term, which expires at the end of 2020.

Because Sabin was elected to the seat as a Republican, it is up to the Republican Central Committee to fill the vacancy.

The Central Committee is accepting letters and resumés from anyone interested in being considered for the position. To date, Swaney is the only person who has expressed interest, according to Nick Adkins, Central Committee president. Adkins also noted that Sabin has recommended that the committee select Swaney.

For details about the vacancy, contact Adkins at

The committee meeting is set for 7 p.m. April 2 at the Madison County Engineer’s Office, 825 U.S. Rte. 42, London.


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