CANON CITY, Colo. (AP) — Fremont County Sheriff Jim Beicker, who has been the target of a failed recall campaign, is resigning effective Sept. 1.
The Pueblo Chieftain reports that Undersheriff Megan Richards confirmed Beicker’s resignation on Tuesday and said a replacement will be selected by Fremont County commissioners.
Beicker has served as sheriff since 2003. He was not seeking re-election this fall.
His resignation comes after a series of misconduct allegations involving county law enforcement officers under his command.
About a dozen officers have been placed on administrative leave during various investigations in the last couple of years.
A committee circulated petitions for Beicker’s recall last year but was unable to gather the required number of signatures needed.
Information from: The Pueblo Chieftain, http://www.chieftain.com