Cuyahoga County Sheriff Schilling Retires

(Cleveland) - After only 14 months on the job, Cuyahoga County Sheriff David Schilling has announced his retirement. Schilling's retirement is effective December 31, but he will use family and medical leave for the next two months, so he's already off the job.

In a press release from the County Executive's office, Schilling said, “Effective December 31, 2020 I will be retiring from my position as Cuyahoga County Sheriff. Before then I will be taking my sick leave and medical leave due to family health reasons. I would ask at this time for privacy. My time as Sheriff has been rewarding, and I appreciate the excellent team that is in place. I am grateful to have had the opportunity to serve the people of this great county as Sheriff. I have had a wonderful and remarkable career working with the people who comprise the Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Department and Cuyahoga County Government.”

Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish wrote, I am grateful for Sheriff Schilling’s long-time and dedicated service to Cuyahoga County and our residents. Under his leadership, the Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Department has been set on a strong path forward, and he has been instrumental in helping to improve conditions in the County Jail for both the inmates and jail staff. I thank Sheriff Schilling for his leadership and his commitment to keeping our County safe, and I wish him and his family well.”

Schilling is a 26-year veteran of the Sheriff's Office, with 15 years as deputy sheriff, and 20 years experience in investigaitons.

Cuyahoga County is the only county in Ohio with an appointed sheriff. Budish and his staff will immediately begin the search for a new sheriff.

(Photo courtesy Cuyahoga County)

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