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Dane County Sheriff David Mahoney announces retirement

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Sheriff David Mahoney

(WKOW) -- Dane County Sheriff David Mahoney is retiring from law enforcement. Sheriff Mahoney was first elected to the office in 2006, and has been a law enforcement officer for over 41 years -- all but one with the Dane County Sheriff's Office.

“My 41-years in law enforcement, the past 14 as Dane County Sheriff, have been a true labor of love for my community and the citizens we serve. I strive every day to make someone’s life better and to earn the trust of the communities we serve. There have been days of extreme heartbreak and days filled with great rewards. I just hope I’ve made a difference,” said Sheriff Mahoney.

Mahoney is retiring prior to his 4-year term ending, so Governor Tony Evers will be responsible for appointing his replacement. Mahoney's retirement will be effective May of 2021.

In a press release from the sheriff's office, Mahoney "looks forward to spending more time with his family and continuing to be involved in community-based efforts to advance law enforcement and criminal justice reforms, and moving closer to procedural justice."

Matthew Cash

Senior Executive Producer

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