Commendation received

Bruce Ross, district director from Sen. Brian Dahle’s office, presents a commendation to retiring Sheriff Greg Hagwood in the Board of Supervisors’ meeting Tuesday, Dec. 17. The commendation stated that Hagwood provided “stellar leadership” in his 31-year law enforcement career, 10 as sheriff. Hagwood began his career as a patrol deputy in 1988 right in the county where he was raised. He worked his way up through the ranks, attaining the rank of undersheriff before he was appointed and then elected sheriff.  Hagwood provided sound fiscal management, and hired and promoted outstanding sheriff’s office employees, according to the commendation. Outside his office, he shared his leadership and expertise with the California State Sheriff’s Association since 2010. Hagwood spoke a few minutes telling his audience he’s one of only 20 sheriffs to serve since the county began. He also thanked his parents Joe and Gretchen Hagwood for always supporting his career. Photo by Victoria Metcalf