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Stacy Weber

Lee County Sheriff's Office

The Lee County Sheriff's Office is adding a new emergency response unit. Sheriff Stacy Weber said three sworn officers are becoming certified divers.

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Lee County Sheriff Deputy Uriah Wheatley described his new partner, Gunner, as "spunky" on the job and "chill" after hours. Gunner is a black German Shepard, and the two put on a display of their abilities following the recent Lee County Board meeting at the county jail.

The Iowa Attorney General's Office announced Thursday afternoon it had completed its investigation of an officer-involved shooting that happened in Lee County on June 12. The result:  the AG's office believes the actions taken by the two sheriff's deputies involved in the incident were legally justified.

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Lee County Sheriff Stacy Weber is not supporting the decision to dismiss most of the remaining charges against people arrested last fall during multiple protests against the Dakota Access crude oil pipeline. Weber told Tri States Public Radio that it's difficult to explain to his deputies that their efforts equate to $60 in court costs.

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Lee County Sheriff Jim Sholl is hanging up his badge, retiring after a nearly 30 year career in law enforcement. Sholl said he is filled with mixed emotions as he nears his final day on the job.

The Lee County Narcotics Task Force says it will continue to do more with less help from the state of Iowa.