March 14, 2024
Mike Justice

Staff concerns prompted Justice to run for sheriff


By Mac Cordell, Marysville J-T Reporter

Mike Justice says he didn’t intend to run for sheriff.

“If my intentions were to run for Sheriff, I would have retired in January 2023 to give me more time to campaign,” Justice said.

Justice said he retired from the Union County Sheriff’s Office on Nov. 30. He said at the time the sheriff’s office was down 10 deputies and two other deputies were in the hiring process for other agencies. He said he received several phone calls.

“I received phone calls from two additional deputies who were inquiring if I would run for sheriff, because they did not want to leave the UCSO,” Justice said.

He added, “It wa…

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