After joining the department in 1990 and serving as its leader since 2016, Chickasaw County Sheriff Marty Hemann retires Thursday.
Hemann says an early life experience piqued his thoughts about a career in law enforcement.
Hemann says one the biggest changes during his 30-plus years in law enforcement is the technology they now use.
Hemann says serving the public has been his biggest reward on the job.
Hemann says he’ll also miss working with the New Hampton Police Department and the various EMS personnel throughout the County.
The Board of Supervisors will appoint Chief Deputy Ryan Shawver to replace Hemann at 9:30 am Monday (01.23). By state code, the chief deputy assumes the role of sheriff until the appointment is made.
Any eligible elector within the County could file a petition within 14 days of the appointment to call for a special election.
Hemann was elected Chickasaw County Sheriff initially in 2016 and won re-election in 2020 for another 4-year term, which runs through the end of 2024, at which time, barring any special election, Shawver would have to run for re-election to keep the job.