Your Voice Your Vote

KXLY4’s Aaron Luna sits down for a candidate interview with Ozzie Knezovich, who is running for re-election as Spokane County Sheriff.

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Knezovich has earned re-election as sheriff

When the editorial board first endorsed Ozzie Knezovich in 2006, we noted his firm hand as acting sheriff. He promptly fired a deputy who exposed himself to a latte stand worker and a jail supervisor who allegedly lied to cover up inappropriate romantic relationships.

As we said then on the subject of integrity: “Lip service to that value is common; the action Knezovich took is rare and commendable.” Sheriff Knezovich has been that way ever since, and it’s earned him the respect of the community and some enmity in the ranks and among some former Sheriff’s Department leaders.

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