Sheriff Lopez encourages former deputy to return — this time as his undersheriff

In his first acts as the county’s top law enforcement officer, Yolo County Sheriff Tom Lopez appointed Rich Williams to serve as undersheriff.
Yolo County Sheriff Tom Lopez (left) greets newly-appointed Undersheriff Rich Williams in an undated photograph. Photo: Yolo County Sheriff’s Department/Handout

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appointed him to the position of undersheriff. In El Dorado County, D’Agnostini said Williams was picked “due to his training, administrative experience, qualifications and trust.” He retired from the agency in 2015, but was wooed out of retirement by Lopez who feels his right-hand man will bring those same traits back to the Yolo County Sheriff’s Department. As undersheriff, Williams will be tasked with coordinating and monitoring the various departments within the agency and will take Lopez’s place during times of absence. “We are pleased to be welcoming him back,” Lopez said.]]>

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