November 30, 2011
Gov. Peter Shumlin announced today that he has tapped Chief Deputy Dean Shatney to replace retiring Caledonia County Sheriff Michael Bergeron when Bergeron steps down at the end of the year.
“Dean’s extensive experience with the Sheriff’s Department, as well as his lifelong commitment to his local community and civic involvement make him a great choice to replace Sheriff Bergeron,” said Gov. Shumlin.
Shatney was one of two candidates for the post forwarded to the Governor by the Caledonia County Republican Committee. The other was William O’Hare, Deputy Sheriff with the Special Investigations Unit in Essex County. Gov. Shumlin said both candidates had strong credentials for the Sheriff’s position.
Shatney has worked for the Sheriff’s Department for 14 years, starting as Deputy Sheriff and moving to Chief Deputy in 2010. He has also served as High Bailiff since 2008, and previously owned Millennium Chairs, a hardwood chair manufacturing firm.
Source: Office of the Governor
Last Updated at: November 30, 2011 16:09:21