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BV County Sheriff Retiring

Storm Lake, IA (KICD) — A long time employee of a local sheriffs department announces plans to retire.

Buena Vista County Sheriff Gary Launderville shares the announcement he made to the Board of Supervisors Tuesday…

Launderville hasnt set the official date, but said he intends to stay at least through the upcoming budgeting process. Launderville is in his second term as sheriff, with his term expiring in 2014. He was first elected in 2008… but has spent the past 32 years with the Buena Vista County Sheriff’s Department.
Launderville tells what’s in store after the retirement takes place…

The Supervisors can appoint a successor to serve as sheriff until the 2014 general election.  If an appointment is made, the public could petition for a special election.