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Just over a year after being appointed, Cuyahoga County Sheriff David Schilling Jr. announces retirement

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Posted at 4:25 PM, Nov 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-02 16:25:07-05

CUYAHOGA COUNTY, Ohio — Cuyahoga County Sheriff David Schilling Jr. announced he will be retiring effective Dec. 31 and will take family medical leave beginning Monday.

Schilling has served as County Sheriff since August 2019 and is a 26-year veteran of the Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Office.

“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,” said Cuyahoga County Sheriff David Schilling Jr. in a press release. “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.”

Before becoming County Sheriff last year, Schilling served as Deputy Sheriff for 15 years.

Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish thanked Schilling for his service and leadership.

“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,” Budish said in a press release. “I thank Sheriff Schilling for his leadership and his commitment to keeping our County safe, and I wish him and his family well.”