The county board of supervisors has appointed Rob Giordano to be the county's sheriff-coroner to fill the vacancy created when Sheriff Steve Freitas resigned effective August 1. In recent days, Giordano sent memos to the community, promising "less cooperation" with federal immigration agents, alleviating concerns that he wouldn't uphold county wishes in that regard.
His appointment will run until January 2019.
“I am honored to serve Sonoma County as their Sheriff-Coroner,” said Sheriff Giordano following his appointment. “I appreciate the trust the Board of Supervisors has placed in me, and the incredible support this community and the men and women of this Sheriff’s Office have given me throughout this process."