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(Salt Lake City-AP) -- The man elected in November to be sheriff of Wayne County will get a year to gain certification for the job.
And the sheriff's office will run itself in the meantime.
County commissioners decided today how to deal with the situation -- created when write-in candidate Bart Albrecht won the election by 56 votes.
Outgoing Sheriff Don Torgerson challenged the write-in victor, saying that because Albrecht lacks Peace Officer Standards and Training certification, he should be declared ineligible.
But the commission voted to give Albrecht until April, 2004 to gain the certification, which state law requires for county sheriffs and all law enforcement officers.
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