The Sheriff of Yankton County is ready to retire.
Yankton County Sheriff Jim Vlahakis has announced that he will not seek re-election in 2022 and will be retiring from law enforcement at the end of the year.
Vlahakis has been in law enforcement for 42 years. He was first elected sheriff in 2010. Vlahakis succeeded long-time Sheriff Dave Hunhoff and was sworn in to office in December 2010. Vlahakis was unopposed in the 2014 and 2018 elections.
Vlahakis has endorsed Chief Deputy Sheriff Mike Rothschadl to take over for him when he retires.