St. Lawrence County's Sheriff Announces RetirementPosted: Updated:
After nearly 12 years as St. Lawrence County sheriff, Kevin Wells will not seek re-election and plans to retire at the end of the year.
Wells made the announcement Monday in a news release.
"This is a difficult decision as it is a profession that I love and it is an honor to serve as Sheriff and be responsible for the Office of Sheriff here in St. Lawrence County. I have strived to make this career about the people that we serve and about the men and women of the Sheriff’s Office and about the Country, State and County that we have taken an oath to protect," he wrote.
He said the next 11 months of his term will bring him to a culmination of a 35 year career with the sheriff’s office.
During those decades, Wells has worked as a deputy sheriff/patrol officer, juvenile sergeant, undersheriff and sheriff.
"During those times I take great pride in many accomplishments that include the Office’s first D.A.R.E. Officer, juvenile work, patrol years and have enjoyed so many opportunities to train and provide for Public Safety for this County. 20 years of Administrative work and interaction with all facets of this office has been rewarding," he wrote.
He said he looks forward to the next adventure in his life starting in 2020.