During the regular meeting of the Richardson County Board of Commissioners held, August 6, 2019, interviews were conducted by the Board with three applicants for the position of Richardson County Sheriff. Motion was made by Sickel to appoint Richard Hardesty, Jr. as the Richardson County Sheriff. He will fill the position vacancy until the expiration of the term of office which expires on January 4, 2023, with the appointment being effective Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019, after being sworn into office. Motion seconded by Frank. All voted aye.
Mr. Hardesty began working for Richardson County as a Sheriff’s Department Deputy on May 15, 2019. He had previously served as a sheriff’s deputy in Johnson County, NE.