The Chickasaw County Sheriff’s Department has a new leader.
The Board of Supervisors Monday officially voted to approve the appointment of Chief Deputy Ryan Shawver to take over for former Sheriff Marty Hemann, who retired on Thursday.
Shawver was then sworn in as Sheriff by a magistrate judge.
With his appointment, Shawver will serve out the remainder of Hemann’s term, which runs through December 31, 2024. He would have to run for election to keep the job after that.
Still, anyone in the County could file a petition within 14 days of Monday’s appointment to call for a special election to fill the post.
Hemann was first elected Chickasaw County Sheriff in 2016 and won re-election in 2020. He had been with the department for over 30 years.