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Yon announces retirement as sheriff


December 1, 2021

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Sheriff Jim Yon, left, listens as Board of Commissioners Chairman Roger Nyquist, right, speaks during the commissioners' meeting at which Yon announced he is stepping down at the end of the year.

Linn County Sheriff Jim Yon told Commissioners Roger Nyquist, Sherrie Sprenger and Will Tucker on Tuesday, Nov. 23, that he will end his 28 years with the Sheriff's Office as of Dec. 31, with one year left on his four-year term of office.

As has been a tradition in Linn County for many years, Yon recommended that Undersheriff Michelle Duncan be appointed to fill the remainder of his term. Pending her appointment, Duncan, 47, stands to become the first female sheriff in Linn County law enforcement history. 

Earlier this year, Yon announced he would not seek another term in office.

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