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New deputy joins sheriff's office

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By The Staff

A veteran police officer has joined the ranks of the Grayson County Sheriff’s Office.
Sonny Poteet, a retired Louisville Metro police officer, was named the sheriff’s office’s new lieutenant Nov. 9.
He replaces Jarrod Mudd, who has been promoted to major and chief deputy. Mudd, in turn, replaces Corey Knochel, who has been laterally promoted to the Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force.
Poteet is a Grayson County native.
“This is a win/win for the (residents) of Grayson County,” Sheriff Norman Chaffins said. “We have added another 20-plus years of experience in hiring Sonny.”
He added Poteet brings many skills to the table as a supervisor, including a number of years as a crash reconstructionist and involvement in many high profile cases and investigations.
Chaffins said Mudd, a longtime sheriff’s office veteran, also is a “great asset to Grayson County.”
And Knochel’s transfer to the task force doubles the county’s drug enforcement efforts, Chaffins said.
Knochel was a drug investigations supervisor with the state police before joining the sheriff’s office and “requires no additional training and can hit the ground running”Chaffins said. “We are excited about the changes here at the GCSO and look forward to the future with our new additions.”