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Mineral County Sheriff resignation due to medical issues

Posted at 10:35 PM, Jul 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-03 00:35:36-04

The Mineral County Sheriff is resigning due to medical issues incurred while on duty, according to the Board of Commissioners.

Information released Thursday says Sheriff Mike Boone wrote in a letter of resignation that after getting injured while on duty that he no longer feels fit to serve. The Commissioners say Boone has hired two sheriff’s deputies, and that he secured funding through a Stone Garden Grant to pay for overtime.

According to a press release, with assistance from Sheriff Boone, Mineral County was awarded a COPS (Community Oriented Policing Services) Grant through the Department of Justice to to hire and pay for one deputy’s salary for three years.

The commissioners added that they appreciate Boone’s service to the community.