It’s a time for healing in the Deschutes County District Attorney’s Office. That's according to new D.A. Patrick Flaherty. He replaced Mike Dugan who was the DA for more than 2 decades. Patrick Flaherty took his oath of office Monday. He says there is a lot of work to do in the office; but first he wants to focus on getting to know his staff after a rough transition: "There were so many rumors flying around after the election and I had no ability to freely communicate with people inside the DA's Office before today.” Flaherty confirmed that 5 Deputy DA's were not re-appointed in his office; and he named Tracy Anderson from Multnomah County as his Chief Deputy District Attorney.