First African American promoted to Monroe County Sheriff’s Office bureau chief


McNair is a 22 and a 1/2-year veteran of the sheriff’s office. He joined after four years with the U.S Army.

“It’s special to me, but I will say that I am not the first African American that was worthy to be here,” said McNair.”…I just think I’m lucky and I’ve worked hard to get here. But there are many folks who have come here before me, that could have done this job, but I’m just fortunate that…Sheriff Baxter chose me to fill this position.” 

The sheriff’s office also named its new jail superintendent. 

Commander Matthew Vanduzee is the first person promoted from within the jail ranks to jail superintendent. 

He has been with the sheriff’s office for 26 years. 

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