SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY (CBSLA) — San Bernardino County Sheriff John McMahon is retiring from workplace mid-term on July 16 to spend extra time together with his household.
He stated he’s loved his time with the deputies and that although he’s been in regulation enforcement for 36 years, he by no means deliberate on changing into sheriff. McMahon stated the job discovered him, and after eight and a half years as sheriff, he realized now was the time to take a break.
“And I don’t imagine for a minute that I’m right here accidentally, I imagine I’m right here for a motive. And on objective,” McMahon stated. “When your 2-year-old granddaughter says, ‘Papa it is advisable to retire,’ perhaps it’s time. Possibly it’s time.”
The county has already chosen undersheriff Shannon Dicus, who’s a 30-year veteran of the division, as the brand new sheriff.
“The division’s in nice arms with Shannon Dicus. He’ll take excellent care of this group and lead
it into the longer term,” the sheriff stated.
Shortly after McMahon took workplace, his division was tasked with the 2013 manhunt for rogue LAPD Officer Christopher Dorner.
McMahon additionally oversaw the division by way of the 2015 mass shooting at San Bernardino’s Inland Regional Middle that left 14 individuals lifeless.
He stated his aim was to depart the division in a greater spot than it was when he was first elected as sheriff.
“And after I stroll out the door, I can look again and say it’s just a little higher than it was when I discovered it, and it’s the accountability of those that comply with to take it to the subsequent stage,” McMahon stated.