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By Drew Lawson
The Record-Times 

Gants sworn in as 26th county sheriff

Former sergeant will finish Magers' elected term


Last updated 7/8/2022 at 12:31pm

Drew Lawson | The Record-Times

Davenport native Gabe Gants is sworn in as the 26th Lincoln County Sheriff by commissioner Scott Hutsell in a midnight ceremony Friday, July 1.

DAVENPORT-In a midnight move that did, indeed, occur at midnight, Gabe Gants was sworn in by the Lincoln County Commissioners as the 26th Lincoln County Sheriff Friday, July 1 before a deputy-dominated crowd in the commissioner chambers at the County Courthouse.

Gants was appointed by the commissioners to conclude the retired Wade Magers' fourth elected term through this year. He was one of three finalists, along with Jeff Barden and Andy Manke, chosen by the Lincoln County Republican Central Committee that were submitted to the commissioners for consideration to be Sheriff for the rest of...

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