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Undersheriff retires after 30 years with department


August 25, 2021

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Undersheriff Paul Timm is retiring after 30 years with the Linn County Sheriff's Office.

Paul Timm, 55, readily admits he's enjoyed his 30 years with the Linn County Sheriff's Office, the last three as undersheriff to Sheriff Jim Yon.

Perhaps the fact that he has more than 2,800 hours of sick leave still on the books is a testament to his dedication.

"I've been sick and I've missed a few days, but it was usually on a weekend," Timm said. "I missed three days once in 2006, but I took vacation time."

Timm isn't a Linn County native, but he's lived here since he was four years old. He followed his family in a long line of law enforcement duties. His father, Paul, was a long-term O...

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