[11/20/17] Douglas County Sheriff, Harvey Gjesdal Announces He Will Not Seek Reelection

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Douglas County Sheriff Harvey Gjesdal had some surprising news to tell us when he came to KOZI on Friday:

112017 Gjesdal to Retire 1 :04 Q:”gonna run again”

Gjesdal has been in law enforcement for 33 years, 22 of them with Douglas County, and 11 years as its sheriff. Gjesdal says it took him about a week to come to his decision:

112017 Gjesdal to Retire 2 :14 Q:”and a badge”

When asked what his proudest accomplishment has been as Sheriff, Gjesdal mentioned the improvement in his department’s relations – not only with the public, but with other agencies:

112017 Gjesdal to Retire 3 :37 Q:”count on me”

With Gjesdal not seeking reelection next year, Undersheriff Kevin Morris has emerged as the first candidate out of the gate to succeed him; Morris has received endorsements not only from Gjesdal, but the Douglas County Sheriff’s Deputy Guild.