New Montgomery County Sheriff Russell J. Bono has chosen the man who for years was his second-in-command at the Norristown Police Department as his second-in-command in the sheriff's office.
At a news conference on the courthouse steps Thursday, Bono introduced Willie Richet as his new chief deputy, saying, "I literally trust this person with my life."
The two have known each other for about 40 years. They rose through the ranks after partnering as officers in the Norristown Police Department. When Bono became police chief, Richet was his top aide.