The top law enforcement officer in Chickasaw County will be stepping down from his post early next year.
During their regular meeting Monday, the Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors accepted the retirement of Sheriff Martin Hemann, effective January 20th, although Supervisor Jacob Hackman wished his decision would’ve come sooner.
The consensus of the Board is to appoint Hemann’s successor, although the public could petition for a special election to vote in a new sheriff within 14 days of the appointment, which can’t be officially made until January 20th, when the position technically becomes open.
Hemann said current Chief Deputy Ryan Shawver has expressed interest in succeeding him as sheriff.
Hemann was elected Chickasaw County Sheriff initially in 2016 and won re-election in 2020 for another 4-year term.