HURRICANE — The Washington County Sheriff's Office has announced a number of personnel changes.

Sheriff Kirk Smith recently promoted Lt. Jake Adams to Undersheriff, replacing Bart Bailey who retired. Sgt. Vickie Larson also retired recently, taking on a "second career" to work for the state of Utah, the sheriff's office said in a statement Monday.

Smith also announced Sgt. Jake Shultz was promoted to chief deputy over corrections, placing him in charge of the Purgatory Jail.