February 21, 2013
It's been bittersweet for our Erie County Sheriff, who has announced his retirement.
Merski is in the last of his 16 years as sheriff, no other sheriff has surpassed that in their time in office.
Driven... inspirational...leader... those are just some words colleagues used to describe their boss, Sheriff Bob Merski.
After four terms as sheriff of
But in his time in office, Merski tells us he's proud of his accomplishments.
This is the first sheriffs' office
Merski also worked to decrease violence at the courthouse by having a single entry point and having his team of deputies' check every person walking through...
And he's proud of his Triad program...that provides seniors with tracking bracelets and cell phones.
Chief Jon Habursky talked to us about what he's going to miss the most about his friend and mentor.