A fond farewell: Hutton steps down after 10 years as sheriff
Washington County officials bid farewell to Sheriff William Hutton last week as he stepped down to take a job as executive director of the Minnesota Sheriffs' Association.
The Washington County Board passed a resolution honoring Hutton, 57, at its April 25 meeting.
Hutton was elected sheriff in 2006 and re-elected in 2010 and 2014.
"He will be remembered as a visionary leader who challenged the status quo and looked to the future with vision and insight," County Administrator Molly O'Rourke said.
Hutton's last day was April 30. He will be succeeded by former chief deputy Dan Starry.
Hutton's wife, Sara, and daughter-in-law Erin attended the ceremony last week.