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Widow of slain Mingo County sheriff chosen interim sheriff

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Mingo County leaders have named an interim sheriff following the murder of Sheriff Eugene Crum Wednesday.

This afternoon county commissioners chose Sheriff Crum's widow Rosie Crum to lead the department.

She will be sworn in at Thursday night's candlelight vigil at the Mingo County Courthouse in Williamson.

Commissioner David Baisden says Mrs. Crum was chosen to help her get on with her life and to help fulfill her husband's dream of getting rid of drugs in the county.

During the 2014 elections Mingo County voters will elect a sheriff to fill the unexpired term of Sheriff Crum.

If Mrs. Crum decides not to run, her last day as sheriff will be December 31, 2014.

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