Advertisement

Boone County Sheriff Dave Ernest will not run for re-election in 2022

Ernest will finish out his term and retire on Nov. 30, 2022.
David Ernest
David Ernest(David Ernest)
Updated: Jun. 2, 2021 at 3:59 PM CDT
Email This Link
Share on Pinterest
Share on LinkedIn

BOONE COUNTY, Ill. (WIFR) - After almost 40 years in law enforcement, Boone County Sheriff Dave Ernest will not run for re-election in 2022.

Ernest started with the Boone County Sheriff’s Office in 1983 as a correctional officer then a deputy sheriff. In 1986, Ernest was hired by the Belvidere Police Department, where he served for 28 years, moving up the ranks, retiring as Deputy Chief of Operations.

In 2014, Ernest was elected Boone County Sheriff and re-elected in 2018.

“Working for the citizens of Boone County is an honor and a privilege. It is the place where I grew up, raised a family, and love. " Ernest said. “I am also blessed to work with so many honorable and dedicated members of the Sheriff’s Office; the future is very bright.”

Ernest will finish out his term and retire on Nov. 30, 2022.

Copyright 2021 WIFR. All rights reserved.