John Urquhart was sworn in Wednesday as the new King County Sheriff.

Urquhart was elected over interim Sheriff Steve Strachan this month. He will serve out the remainder of former Sheriff Sue Rahr s term.

Urquhart served as the King County Sheriff s Office spokesman until his retirement last fall.

Urquhart said he will get to work immediately to improve accountability in the sheriff s office, from top to bottom, making sure deputies and supervisors are monitored and citizen complaints are heard.

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