STAR JOURNAL REPORT
After serving three terms as sheriff, and 38 years as a law enforcement officer, Lincoln County Sheriff Jeff Jaeger has announced he will not seek re-election in the fall.
“This has been a difficult decision to make given my passion for the job and the great relationships and friendships I have developed over the years,” Jaeger stated in a press release. “We have achieved so many successes over the last 11 years I have served as your sheriff.”
Among the things Jaeger listed as successes includes “unprecedented” illegal drug-related indictments and convictions, the development of two K-9 teams, equipping and training of deputies to meet present-day challenges, implementation of cost-saving measures and increased cost efficiencies and “responsible spending of taxpayer dollars.”
Jaeger, who stated the decision to step down at the end of 2018 was not easy, said he “feels confident” about the future of the sheriff’s office.
“It has been an absolute privilege and honor to be your sheriff,” Jaeger concluded.