Sheriff’s office detective retires

Law enforcement agencies from the area visited the Auglaize County Sheriff’s Office this week to honor an individual who has spent the last 25 1/2 years serving the county.

Detective Sergeant Jerry Sawmiller is retiring from the sheriff’s office to pursue a new position. He said he felt it was time for a change.

Special Response Team Commander Mike Vorhees, with the Auglaize County Sheriff’s Office, said he has “come up through the ranks” with Sawmiller, as they were both original members of the county’s special response team.

“This is probably going to be the toughest retirement for me to see him go, because Jerry’s my go-to,” Vorhees said. “We’ve always been very close to each other over the years, and it’s going to be tough. He has been a great asset to the county, to this office, in everything he does.”

For the full story, see the Friday, June 27 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.