SALT LAKE COUNTY, Utah (ABC4) - Rosie Rivera made history over the weekend in Salt Lake County becoming its first female and Hispanic sheriff.
"I was a spokesperson, I was a detective, I was a patrol officer, community policing," Rivera told ABC4. "[I worked] metro gangs - and then as a leader, I've supervised several different units; and you know one of the units that I supervised was violent crimes and sexual assault units."
She beat out four other candidates for the high-profile position. Rivera still needs to be approved by the county council, but that is a foregone conclusion, officials said.
There will be a new election next November for the full four-year term that begins in January of 2019. Rivera pledged Saturday to treat "all people" wiith dignity.
*Randall Carlisle contributed to this story.
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