Mike Bloomberg Appoints New City Sheriff. Related: New York City Has a Sheriff?
Mayor Michael Bloomberg named Edgar Domenech as the city's new sheriff today. Yes, New York City has a sheriff (who is, oddly enough, part of the Department of Finance). And as Bloomberg said, no, the sheriff "does not ride around on a horse, carry a six-shooter, and look for cattle rustlers." The Daily News explains, however, that he does have some interesting (if useless) functions for that $16 million budget! Like overseeing shipwrecks and executions (in a state that doesn't have the death penalty).Domenech, who was previously the Deputy Director for the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, is currently the Special Agent in Charge for the bureau's Washington, D.C., Field Office. [SH]
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