Sheriff appoints from within

ELIZABETHTOWN - Recently-elected Essex County Sheriff Richard Cutting believes in promoting current employees to fill vacancies and his approach for creating his administrative team is no different.

Cutting has appointed current Essex County Jail Administrator Michael Badger as his undersheriff.

A 24-year veteran of the Sheriff's Department, Badger has held the jail administrator job for the last two years.

Current Assistant Jail Administrator David Demaris will be promoted to the county jail's top administrative post and Training Officer Tom Murphy will assume Demaris's previous duties.

The appointments took effect on Jan. 1.

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