Harrison County Sheriff Troy Peterson looks back at his career

After more than 30 years of service, Sheriff Troy Peterson has announced that he will retire when his term ends.

Sheriff Peterson is finishing out his career right where it started.

Before he was sheriff, Peterson began as a corrections officer at the Harrison County Adult Detention Center. It wasn’t until friends, family, and locals brought up the idea that Peterson even considered running for sheriff.

After two terms, Peterson is making time to golf, fish, and spend time with his family.

Peterson is unsure of where the future will take him, but sure that he will continue to serve his community somehow. “It’s just been a very humbling experience for me the past 30 years and it’s something that I thank the citizens of Harrison County for allowing me to do. I hope I did a good job, and I hope that I’m here for another 30 years to help anybody that needs help.”

Peterson will continue to serve as sheriff until his term ends in January 2024.

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