The Benewah County Sheriff’s Office has a new undersheriff.
Benewah County Sheriff Tony Eells appointed former Jail Lieutenant Tyler Morris to fill the vacancy left by the sheriff who won election to his first term in November.
Undersheriff Morris has worked for the jail for 13-years. He began in 2007 after graduating high school and became jail lieutenant in 2011.
“At nineteen it was tough to find work, and then Sheriff Kirts took me on at the jail, and I liked it, and I’ve been here ever since,” Undersheriff Morris said.
Sheriff Eells said he picked Mr. Morris for the position based on his knowledge of the jail system.
“I’ve got a lot to learn still. But it will be nice building off of what Tony and Dave built,” Undersheriff Morris said.
The undersheriff has completed POST Academy training for detention and patrol officers, Idaho Sheriff’s Association training and ongoing administrative training during his time as the jail lieutenant.
Undersheriff Morris, 33-years-old, is a life-long St. Maries resident and lives here with his wife and four children.