WALLA WALLA, Wash;--John A. Turner of Walla Walla announced today he will be running for the sheriff of Walla Walla county.
Turner has served as a police officer, and an attorney whose specialty was representing law enforcement. He also spent time as a Walla Walla business man and farm owner. Turner recently returned home from Iraq where he was a counter terrorism investigator with the U.S. Army.
He has received multiple offers to serve as a sheriff in other parts of the country but says he wants to stay in Walla Walla because it has been his family's home for over 130 years.
The position is currently held Mike Humphreys. The election will take place later this year.