Tallahassee, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ — Governor Rick Scott today announced the appointment of Christopher M. Nocco as Pasco County Sheriff.

Nocco, 35, of Odessa, is a major with the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office. He succeeds Sheriff Bob White and is appointed for a term beginning May 1, 2011, and ending January 7, 2013.

Website for Pasco County Florida Sherrif’s Office: .

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