A former Public Defender from Nebraska currently practicing in Arizona will be coming to Scotts Bluff County to fill the vacancy left by Bernard Straeker’s retirement.
The Board of Commissioners Monday evening unanimously approved the appointment of Harry Moore as the next Public Defender for the county.
Commissioner Charlie Knapper, who sat on the selection committee that made the recommendation, told Rural Radio News that both Moore and an internal candidate had solid qualifications for the post, however Moore’s experience in the field was more extensive. “What impressed me the most about him was his compassion for his clientele as a Public Defender, (and) I felt that was really important,” said Knapper. “I think that’s going to serve our public well.”