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UPDATE: Cuyahoga County Sheriff Resigns

Bob Reid had been sheriff since 2009

Updated 4:15 p.m.

The office of County Executive Ed Fitzgerald has released an official statement regarding Cuyahoga County Sheriff Bob Reid’s resignation. 

“After two years of work, it provides an opportunity for members of the leadership team and our administration to see where things stand and to make decisions in order to make our government work effectively as possible,” the statement reads. 

According to the statement, the executive’s office is reviewing leadership across all departments. 

The statement adds that Clerk of Courts Gerald Fuerst announced his retirement last week, and that other leadership changes may be announced soon. Frank Bova, a former interim county sheriff, will again fill that role while the search for a new sheriff is underway. 

Fitzgerald added that the county respects Reid’s “long commitment to public service” in the county. 

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Cuyahoga County Sheriff Bob Reid is resigning, according to local media reports.

WKYC reports that Reid sent his staff an email on Thursday, saying that County Executive Ed FitzGerald has asked for his resignation at the end of the month. Visit WKYC to read the full memo

The Plain Dealer reports that Reid, who has been in office since 2009, will be replaced by Frank Bova, who is a former police chief in Warrensville Heights and current captain in the sheriff’s department. 

There is no information on the websites of the county executive or the county sheriff at this time. Check back for more information. 

pam ghaster January 04, 2013 at 01:29 PM
There is way more to this story. I do not think the reporters are asking the right questions. Bob Reid has been a good Sheriff, and I think Feank Bova can do well if Mr. Ed allows him to. Cuyahoga County citizens wake up>>>>>>>>>more to this story. -pam ghaster
pam ghaster January 04, 2013 at 01:30 PM
I miss good reporters like Mark Puente!

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