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Commissioner Doug Witney

Commissioner WitneyBiography

Commissioner Doug Witney was born and raised in Springville, Utah. He is the son of Frank and Ramona Witney, both educators in Utah County. He graduated from Springville High School and went to Utah State University for a year before being drafted into military service. He served in the 1 / 26th Infantry, 1st Infantry Division in Vietnam. He was a sergeant, E-5 and squad leader for a seven man air mobile assault team. Wounded in an ambush while engaged in a jungle operation in December of 1969, he left the U.S. Army in 1970 with the Purple Heart, Air Medal and other ribbons. Commissioner Witney married MaryLyne Warren, daughter of Marvin and Rhea Warren of Springville, and they have four daughters, four sons-in-law and fifteen grandchildren, all of which live within two miles of the Witney home.

Commissioner Witney joined the Utah County Sheriff’s Office in 1975. He graduated from Peace Officers Standard and Training, the FBI Academy, Weber State on the High Honor roll in Police Science, with a Minor in Psychology. In 1990, at the rank of lieutenant, he was chosen to start an Investigation Division in the Utah County Attorney’s Office, with financial fraud, officer involved shootings and political corruption as the main focus. He remained as a bureau chief in that position until asked by the Sheriff to return and run the Enforcement Bureau in the Utah County Sheriff’s Office, which he did for five years and retired in 2008. He worked as a part-time financial fraud investigator in the County Attorney’s Office up until the time he assumed office as Utah County Commissioner on January 3, 2011.