Madison County Sheriff Robert Hertz has been given a new responsibility. He was appointed to the Madison County 911 Emergency Telephone System Board last week by the Madison County Board, which had a vacancy following the resignation of Granite City Fire Chief Tim Connolly.

Sheriff Hertz says he had a good reason for requesting that appointment.

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Hertz says that he served on the board prior to becoming sheriff and that he has some ideas and initiatives he would like to discuss with fellow board members in the coming months. The Madison County 911 Emergency Telephone System Board is chaired by Larry Ringering, Director of the County’s Emergency Management Agency and includes police chiefs from Maryville and Highland and the fire chief from Rosewood Heights.

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