Wetzel says he will not run for re-election as sheriff

Michel Wetzel
Michel Wetzel

Morrison County Sheriff Michel Wetzel has announced that he will not seek re-election to the office of sheriff in November.

According the Wetzel, “The time has come to pass the torch to a new sheriff who can bring new ideas and new energy to this very critical position.”

With initial filings for office only four short months away, Wetzel stated he wanted to give potential candidates ample time to consider whether they were ready for this new challenge and to prepare their campaigns.

“It has been a true privilege to lead a team filled with so many talented and hard working men and women,” said Wetzel. “I look forward to continuing to lead you until the people of our county choose my successor this fall. Until that time I will continue to provide the highest level of public safety possible to the citizens of our great county.”

Wetzel has served for more than 30 years with the Morrison County Sheriff’s Office, working his way up from part-time dispatcher/jailer to patrol sergeant, prior to being elected sheriff for the first time in 2002.