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Assistant Sheriff Appointed



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Assistant Sheriff Appointed

Tuesday July 18, 2023

(Etowah, AL) Sheriff Jonathon Horton Appoints an Assistant Sheriff. 

Sheriff Jonathon Horton states that he has appointed Johnny Grant to the position of Assistant Sheriff.  Asst. Sheriff Johnny Grant will perform the duties of Sheriff in the absence of Sheriff Jonathon Horton and provide guidance to the Command Staff in daily operations of the Etowah County Sheriff's Office.

Sheriff Horton is excited about the wealth of knowledge and experience that Johnny brings to the Office of the Sheriff.  Asst. Sheriff Grant began his law enforcement career in 1975 as a patrol officer at the Altoona Police Department and served in that capacity until 1978, when he joined the Etowah County Sheriff's Office as a Deputy Sheriff.  He served as a Narcotics Investigator from 1980-1987.  Asst. Sheriff Grant served as the Etowah County District Attorney's Investigator from 1987-1996.  He Served as the Etowah County Sheriff's Office Chief of Corrections from 1996-2000 and the Chief of Investigations from 2000-2007.  Prior to retiring in 2012 from the Sheriff's Office, with over 37 years of Law Enforcement Experience, Asst. Sheriff Grant served as Chief Deputy of the Etowah County Sheriff's Office from 2007-2012.  After retirement he served another year as the D.A.'s Investigator from 2013-2014 and served as Chief of Police for the Altoona Police Department from 2014-2020.  He was elected as County Commissioner of District 2 in 2016. 

Sheriff Horton was a former subordinate in his previous role as Criminal Investigator to then Chief Investigator Johnny Grant from 2003-2004.  Sheriff Horton considers Asst. Sheriff Grant a blessing and huge asset to continue to progress the Office of The Etowah County Sheriff as they strive to provide the best possible law enforcement services to the citizens of Etowah County.  Johnny has experience leading each division of the Sheriff's office under four previous Sheriff's to include Sheriffs: Felton Yates, Roy McDowell, James Hayes and Todd Entrekin.  Sheriff Jonathon Horton will be the fifth Sheriff he has served under.  Asst. Sheriff Grant also served under two previous District Attorneys to include James "Jim" Hedgspeth, Jr. and Jimmy Harp. 

The knowledge and experience he has gained over four decades is an invaluable asset to the Sheriff's Office.

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Assistant Sheriff Johnny Grant