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Deputy defeats sheriff for election -- and is promptly fired: report
https://www.nola.com ^ | 6/7/18

Posted on 06/07/2018 8:07:42 AM PDT by BBell

In the "What Did He Expect?" category, a deputy sheriff who defeated his boss for election was fired one minute after the polls closed. That means Sheriff-elect Mark Maggs of Bon Homme County, South Dakota, is out of a job until he takes office in January, when incumbent Lenny Gramkow's term expires, the Yankton Daily Press & Dakotan reports.

Maggs was Gramkow's only challenger in the Republican primary on Tuesday (June 5). With no other candidates seeking the job, the GOP winner would become the sheriff for a four-year term. Maggs defeated Gramkow by a margin of almost 3 to 1.

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TOPICS: Society
KEYWORDS: bonhommecounty; defeats; deputy; election; fired; sheriff; southdakota
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1 posted on 06/07/2018 8:07:42 AM PDT by BBell
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To: BBell

Sore loser.................


2 posted on 06/07/2018 8:10:06 AM PDT by Red Badger (When Obama and VJ go to prison for treason, will Roseanne get her show back?...)
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To: BBell

Hmmm, unlawful termination case perhaps?


3 posted on 06/07/2018 8:10:20 AM PDT by NohSpinZone (First thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers)
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To: NohSpinZone

Wish they could pull that off in Broward county.


4 posted on 06/07/2018 8:13:45 AM PDT by Bonemaker (invictus maneo)
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To: NohSpinZone

No. I believe command level deputies and maybe all deputies serve at the pleasure of the Sheriff and can be hired or fired at will.

From what I’ve heard, it’s not unusual for new Sheriff’s to appoint their own command staff when they take office.

I would think the incoming Sheriff would have expected this and been prepared.


5 posted on 06/07/2018 8:13:56 AM PDT by cyclotic ( We’re the first ones taxed, the last ones considered and the first ones punished)
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To: BBell

The sheriff is an idiot since the new sheriff could go after him once in office. That sheriff is probably a crook and could easily find himself in jail.


6 posted on 06/07/2018 8:16:03 AM PDT by CodeToad
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To: BBell

sounds rigged...


7 posted on 06/07/2018 8:16:35 AM PDT by gunnyg ("A Constitution changed from Freedom, can never be restored; Liberty, once lost, is lost forever...)
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To: BBell

Could be a federal civil rights issue here. Fired for expressing a political opinion?


8 posted on 06/07/2018 8:18:59 AM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: CodeToad

wrongful termination suit should suffice.


9 posted on 06/07/2018 8:21:27 AM PDT by morphing libertarian ( Build Kate's Wall)
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To: cyclotic

Then the new Sheriff has the right to fire employees when he takes office
too.


10 posted on 06/07/2018 8:23:19 AM PDT by tennmountainman ("Prophet Mountainman" Predicter Of All Things RINO...for a small fee.)
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To: tennmountainman

That’s funny.


11 posted on 06/07/2018 8:24:07 AM PDT by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: Red Badger

The outgoing sheriff sounds like a vindictive b*tch.


12 posted on 06/07/2018 8:25:28 AM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (Washington is NOT a swamp.....It's a cesspool!)
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To: BBell

Sore loser


13 posted on 06/07/2018 8:25:31 AM PDT by Nifster (I see puppy dogs in the clouds)
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To: CodeToad

Obviously something is going on down there giving the sitting sheriff lost to this guy by 3 to 1 in the primary....


14 posted on 06/07/2018 8:27:35 AM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: NohSpinZone

Under state law, a sheriff holds broad authority in the hiring and firing of
his personnel. In addition, South Dakota is a “right to work” state where
employees can be fired without cause.


15 posted on 06/07/2018 8:28:23 AM PDT by deport
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To: BBell

shows the people were right in electing the deputy. The current sheriff is not a decent person and has problems that, to me, suggest he should no longer hold that office anyway.


16 posted on 06/07/2018 8:32:03 AM PDT by b4me (God Bless the USA)
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To: BBell

the article says Bon Homme County is in South Dakota?
Is that correct?


17 posted on 06/07/2018 8:33:25 AM PDT by Palio di Siena
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To: Palio di Siena

Yes. I put it in the keywords


18 posted on 06/07/2018 8:43:02 AM PDT by BBell (not drinking, just a smart a$$)
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To: Palio di Siena

Could be worse, listen to Eric Clapton’ s song. “I shot the sheriff”.


19 posted on 06/07/2018 8:43:18 AM PDT by Equine1952 (Carry, practice, pray it don't happen. You ain't carrying you lose automtically)
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To: Palio di Siena

That is correct. Per the Wikipedia citation below, it’s in southeastern South Dakota - right along the Nebraska border.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bon_Homme_County%2C_South_Dakota

When you think of how to pronounce the county name, think Bonham - as in John Bonham, former member of Led Zeppelin.


20 posted on 06/07/2018 8:47:40 AM PDT by MplsSteve
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