In an interview Monday on the Jay Thomas radio present on WDAY-AM, Laney stated that though he has been approached about the potential for looking for larger workplace, even one which may take him to Washington, he has zero curiosity in pursuing one thing like that.
“I’m undoubtedly not operating for public workplace,” stated Laney, who’s in his early 50s. “I simply need to go reside some life whereas I am nonetheless younger and nonetheless robust.”
In an e mail to employees, Laney stated: “My biggest privilege, my complete grownup life, has been to put on the uniform of my nation as a United States Marine and the uniform of my group, first as a Fargo police officer, after which because the Cass County sheriff. As I strategy almost three many years of my profession in regulation enforcement, my household and I really feel the time has come for me to hold up my gun belt and conclude my regulation enforcement profession.”
In a press release saying his retirement, Laney stated he by no means felt he had a job “as a result of I used to be dwelling my ardour to serve and the final eleven years as sheriff has been like dwelling a dream.”
“I really feel that I did what I used to be elected to do, and what I promised the group I might do as their sheriff. As an elected chief, I consider it is time for me to step apart and let another person take the reins of this nice workplace,” Laney stated.
Whoever is elected sheriff after Laney will take workplace on Jan. 1, 2019.