326-35 Sheriff, appointment, removal. There shall be no county officer in the county other than a sheriff, who shall be a patient resident of and be appointed in the county by the department of health and who shall hold office at the pleasure of the department or until a successor is appointed by the department. When a qualified patient resident is not available, the department may appoint a staff employee or other qualified person to serve as sheriff. [L 1905, c 39, 3; am L 1911, c 134, 1; RL 1925, 1578; am L 1931, c 138, 1; am imp L 1933, c 118, 1, 2; RL 1935, 2929; RL 1945, 2439; am L 1951, c 157, 16; RL 1955, 50-36; am L Sp 1959 2d, c 1, 19; HRS 326-35; am L 1985, c 250, 14; am L 1989, c 97, 1 and c 211, 10; am L 1990, c 281, 11]

 

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