Sheriff Eric Williams Announces Retirement

Published 04/28 2014 04:08PM

Updated 04/28 2014 07:45PM

Vanderburgh County Sheriff Eric Williams has announced that he will be the new Director of Security for Old National Bank. Williams announced earlier today that he is retiring from his position as Vanderburgh County Sheriff. He has been sheriff for 7 years, and has been with the sheriff's office for 20 years.
Eyewitness News has obtained an email from Vanderburgh County Sheriff Eric Williams in which he announces his retirement before his second term expires.

The e-mail was time stamped at about 2:30 this afternoon and was sent to everyone at the sheriff's office.
In that email, Sheriff Williams says he is in the process of informing the governor as required by state statute.

His final day will be May 23, which is in less than a month.

He says the decision was not made in haste or without considerable deliberation.

According to the email, Sheriff Williams says an opportunity in the private sector is one that may never come again.

However, he did not elaborate on where that job opportunity is.

The Vanderburgh County Democratic Party Chairman has also been notified of Williams' departure.

Williams was elected Sheriff in 2007, and has spent the last 7 years as the county's top cop.

The democrat has held every rank in his 20-year career at the sheriff's office.

The democratic party will now have to name Williams' successor.

Williams has confirmed with Eyewitness News of his retirement.

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