Green County sheriff retiring

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Gina Duwe
Wednesday, July 31, 2013

MONROE—Green County Sheriff Jeff Skatrud announced Wednesday he plans to retire from his position effective Sept. 2.

Skatrud, of rural Brodhead, began his term as sheriff in 2011 and has served almost 32 years at the Green County Sheriff's Office. He has been a law enforcement officer for a total of 34 years.

“My intentions have always been to complete this term and then explore other career opportunities for the remainder of my working years,” he said. “My plans now are to pursue opportunities that I do not anticipate will be available at the end of this term. I wish the timing was a little better but feel that this decision is best for my family and myself at this stage of my life.”

He said it was a pleasure teaching in the recruit academy at Blackhawk Technical College in the past, and he wants to return to teaching.

The chief deputy will take over Skatrud's position until Gov. Scott Walker can appoint a replacement to serve the remainder of Skatrud's term, which goes through the first week of January 2015, he said. Voters will elect the next sheriff in the November 2014 election.

He said Green County has been a wonderful place to live and work, and he's confident he's leaving the office in good hands.

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