MERRILL - Lincoln County Sheriff Jeff Jaeger will retire.
Jaeger announced Thursday morning he will not run for re-election, and will step down at the end of this year.
He said it was a difficult decision to make after 11 years as Lincoln County Sheriff, and he's proud of what has been accomplished over that time.
Highlights cited by Jaeger included an increased focus on illegal drug dealers, the development of two K-9 teams and cost saving measures.
Jaeger says he is confident about the future of the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office and the service it provides to Lincoln County citizens.
He said it has been a privilege and an honor to be the Sheriff of Lincoln County.
When he retires, Jaeger will wrap up a 38 year career in law enforcement.
|Story By: Newswatch 12 News Team