Mineral County Sheriff Notifies Council of Commissioners of Intent to Resign
On Monday, June 29, 2020, Mineral County Sheriff Mike Boone submitted his Letter of Resignation to the Mineral County Commissioners, indicating an initial date of resignation of July 3, 2020. However, Sheriff Boone did amend his initial notice, and has agreed to remain in the position of Sheriff for Mineral County until August 1, 2020. This Letter was submitted to the Commissioners the Monday following Undersheriff Steve Trollope’s retirement as Undersheriff for Mineral County on Friday, June 26, 2020.
Pursuant to his notice of intent to resign his position, Sheriff Boone indicated that, due to medical issues incurred while on duty as a peace officer for Mineral County, he no longer feels he can safely and effectively complete the duties this position requires, per state statute.
In an effort to maintain community safety during this time of transition, Sheriff Boone informed the Commissioners that he has recently hired two (2) Sheriff’s Deputies, and that he secured funding through a Stone Garden Grant, which will provide funds for law enforcement overtime pay in an effort to better address criminal activity in the community. Additionally, with assistance from Sheriff Boone, Mineral County was awarded a COPS (Community Oriented Policing Services) Grant through the Department of Justice which will allow the county to hire and pay for one (1) deputy’s salary for three (3) years.
Mineral County appreciates Mike Boone and Steve Trollope’s service to the community and wishes them well in their future endeavors.