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Mineral County Sheriff quits, commissioners looking to fill position

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SUPERIOR - Mineral County Sheriff Tom Bauer quit just hours before the jail committee made recommendations to the county commissioners to reopen the closed jail.

Mineral County Commissioner Roman Zylawy said because of a Montana statute, the under-sheriff will assume the sheriff responsibilities until the commissioners appoint someone to fill the position.

According to Zylawy, the commissioners are waiting to see if other candidates come forward. If not, the current under-sheriff Mike Boone will be appointed until the end of Bauer's term.

Bauer resigned with a year left in office, which ends December 2018.

Once the position is filled, the new sheriff will pick from a pool of deputies to fill the under-sheriff’s responsibilities.

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