DAGGETT COUNTY, Utah (ABC4 Utah) – UPDATE: Erik L. Bailey was approved and sworn in as the next Daggett County Sheriff Friday morning in a special commission meeting.
“I look forward to rebuilding the trust of the community, law enforcement and the state of Utah,” Bailey said.
The Daggett County Republican Committee has selected a nominee to serve the remainder of Sheriff Jerry Jorgensen’s term as the Daggett County Sheriff.
After receiving the nomination, the county commission called a special meeting for Friday, May 12 at 11:00 a.m. to discuss and consider the nominee. If approved, he will be sworn in immediately.
The committee selected Erik L. Bailey of Ogden, Utah.
He has served in law enforcement for over 25 years serving in various positions and places. He worked for the Utah Department of corrections for eight years from 1991 to 1999 promoting to sergeant during that time and earning a Medal of Merit and three Certificates of Commendation.He then joined the Syracuse Police Department where he worked until 2011 serving as a police officer, K-9 officer, and detective. He continued to work for the next four years in various positions for the Utah Transit Authority Police Department.
He served as a member of the S.A.F.E. Team, a patrol sergeant, and a patrol administrative sergeant. Recently, he served as a lieutenant with Grantsville City Police Department through March of 2017.
Former Daggett County Sheriff Jerry Jorgensen resigned in April amid an investigation into alleged misconduct by staff. Eventually Jorgensen and four of his deputies were charged with criminal misconduct.