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Johnson elected Waynesboro Sheriff

Christopher Johnson Jr. celebrating his Waynesboro Sheriff win with friends and family Tuesday...
Christopher Johnson Jr. celebrating his Waynesboro Sheriff win with friends and family Tuesday night.(WVIR)
Published: Nov. 2, 2021 at 11:22 PM EDT
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WAYNESBORO, Va. (WVIR) - Waynesboro will have a new sheriff. Christopher Johnson Jr. beat out Jessie Shaver with 65% of the vote on Tuesday.

Johnson is an officer with the Waynesboro Police Department and comes to the job with 8 years in law enforcement.

“I’m feeling excited. I’m feeling blessed and happy,” Johnson said. “You know, I put in a lot of hard work and effort. This is a goal I always wanted to achieve since I got into law enforcement, so it means a lot to me.”

Johnson says one of his biggest goals is to start a community outreach program for the youth to build a strong relationship.

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