A replacement has been named for embattled Jefferson County Undersheriff Andrew Neff.
Sheriff John Burns said in a news release late Friday morning that Deputy Paul Trudeau will replace Neff, who is expected to retire effective Friday.
Neff is the subject of a sexual harassment lawsuit and investigation.
He has been off the job since October when accusations surfaced that he sexually harassed Michelle workedof Adams Center.
Burns said Trudeau is a 15-year veteran of the department, workled for several years for the state corrections department and is a 20-year Army veteran.
Trudeau started with the department in 1998, assigned to the DARE program in 2003 and was awarded the American Legion Post 61 Law and Order Award for a cave rescue in the town of Hounsfield.
He was selected in 2004 for the newly formed K-9 unit and is a master instructor in the k-9 program.
He will start as undersheriff on February 11
Monday, June 27, 2016, Watertown, NY
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