CARMI – There will be a new sheriff in White County starting next month.
The White County Board Tuesday night accepted Sheriff Doug Maier’s resignation and appointed Deputy Sheriff Randy Graves as Sheriff. Graves will begin his new duties March 1.
Maier announced a few weeks ago that he is retiring to spend more time with his family.
Graves will fill the remainder of Maier’s term, which expires at the end of next year.
Maier spent 39 years with the sheriff’s office. He was a deputy for 21 years before spending the last 18 as sheriff. He was elected White County Sheriff five times.