Dan Starry was sworn in as the next Washington County Sheriff May 2. Starry succeeds Sheriff Bill Hutton, who retired from the office April 30. Starry’s term of office runs through Jan. 7, 2019, as did Hutton’s term. Under Minnesota law, an appointment to a vacancy in the Office of Sheriff is made by the County Board for the balance of the exiting sheriff’s term. The County Board appointed Starry to the Sheriff’s Office in March. Starry has worked in law enforcement in Washington County since 1993 in numerous capacities in the Sheriff’s Office. He became chief deputy under Sheriff Hutton in October 2010. Starry has a bachelor of science degree from St. Mary’s University.