From M.S. Enkoji:
Placer County Sheriff Edward Bonner, left, is the new president of the California State Sheriff's Association, the non-profit professional organization representing each of the state's 58 counties.
Bonner was sworn in recently during ceremonies in Monterey.
The long-time Placer County lawman said his term will be challenged by shrinking budgets brought on by the eroding economy.
Bonner began his career with the department in 1974, getting elected in 1994. He is now in his fourth term.
Bonner and his wife, Jeanne, have two sons.