Monroe County– Monroe County Sheriff Sean Crosier will be stepping down on September 4th, 2017.
Crosier took office on January 1st, 2017 after being elected in 2016. The West Virginia State Law requires that the position be filled within 30 days and the person must be of the same political party as Crosier, who is democrat.
“I will be resigning as your Sheriff in early September.
This has been one of the most difficult decisions I have ever made for many reasons, however my family obligations have taken a 180-degree turn. We learned a few months ago my wife will be unable to retire as soon as we expected. Therefore, I must consider our future long-term goals, as I have always been a “Family First” individual.
I was offered and have accepted employment with a prestigious training and education organization which prepares, United States Department of Defense and US Governmental National Security agencies to prepare for, respond to and mitigate CBRNE (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosive) attacks on our Homeland. Ultimately, I will continue to serve Monroe County, but from a broader perspective.
Sincere thanks to the citizens of Monroe County who placed their faith in me and both assisted in my election bid as well as provided me with your vote. In a brief period, we have made great strides improving law enforcement here from many perspectives. I ask that you support my successor as much as you have me.
Please respect the privacy of my family members as this not only has been difficult for me, but them as well.
Commissioners will be taking resumes through August 28th and you can drop those off at the Monroe County Clerk’s Office.