Governor Scott Walker has named long-time Vilas County Chief Deputy Joe Fath as the county's new sheriff.
Fath succeeds Frank Tomlanovich who died in June after a brief illness. Tomlanovich was elected as sheriff in 2010.
Fath says he is excited to begin, but challenges await...
"....I'm excited with my new position and the some of the duties I'm going to be involved with. Obviously we face some challenges ahead of us, particularly with the budget..."
Fath begins his duties on Sunday.