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WINNSBORO — Fairfield County Sheriff Herman Young has decided to resign due to recent medical concerns that have caused Young to reassess his personal and professional life.

Young has decided it would be best to spend more time with his family despite his strong desire to continue serving the community.

“This has not been an easy decision to make,” Young stated in a press release “On one hand, I have a strong passion to continue serving this great community that has supported me for so many years. On the other hand, I must think of my health and what really matters in life - my family. The Office of Sheriff can be rather stressful and at this point in my life, I believe it would be best for me to slow down and spend more time with my loved ones. It has truly been an honor to serve as your Sheriff for the past 22 years. Thank you for all of the support you have given me over the years.”

During his career as Sheriff, Young implemented the Summer Kids Camp; the Home Alone Program which has been nationally recognized; selected as Sheriff of the Year by his colleagues; nationally recognized for solving a 20-year-old murder; and also was responsible for the largest drug arrest in the history of Fairfield County. Sheriff Young has also served as President of the S. C. Sheriff’s Association.

For a full story about Sheriff Young’s resignation, see the July 25 edition of The Herald Independent.

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