(Salt Lake City-AP) -- The Wayne County Commission has appointed sheriff's Deputy Kurt Taylor as interim sheriff.
He fills a vacancy first created when an unqualified write-in candidate defeated the incumbent in November's election.
Taylor has been a Wayne County deputy sheriff for six years and served two years with Ephraim's police.
He will stand for election in November 2004 for a special two-year term. That is according to a copyright report in The Salt Lake Tribune. In 2006, Wayne County voters will elect a sheriff for the regular four-year term.
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