Osceola County Welcomes New Sheriff

There’s a new sheriff in Osceola County and he’s a familiar face to many in the community.

Edward Williams started as sheriff on Monday.

He takes over for Justin Halladay who stepped down to become the new director of the county’s commission on aging.

Sheriff Williams was born and raised in Osceola County and graduated from Marion High School.

He spent 20 years with the Clare County Sheriff’s Office, rising to the rank of lieutenant before taking the job of sheriff in Osceola County.

Williams also brings 30 years of military experience to the job.

“There’s few times in your life that something like this opens up and you have a chance to apply to be the sheriff of a county, and I was not going to miss that opportunity to get my food in the door, to an organization that has great professional employees and to work in my own county that I’ve lived in my whole life,” said Sheriff Williams.

Williams’ term as sheriff runs until December of 2020.

He’ll have the option to run for a four year term on the November 2020 ballot.