Sheriff: Dodge County Chief Deputy Leonhardt Fired for "Not Being Loyal"

Posted at: 01/20/2014 10:44 AM
Updated at: 01/21/2014 4:57 PM

Mike Leonhardt
Mike Leonhardt
Photo: ABC 6 News photo from Jan. 2010

(ABC 6 NEWS) -- There's been a shake-up within the Dodge County Sheriff's Office.

ABC 6 News has learned that Chief Deputy Mike Leonhardt has been let go.

Sheriff Jim Jensen tells ABC 6 the Chief Deputy is an "at will" position appointed by the sheriff, and that it can be eliminated at any time.

When asked why, Jensen said Leonhardt was not being a loyal chief deputy.  Although he could not get into additional details, the Sheriff confirmed Leonhardt was no longer with the department.

Leonhardt has been with the department for 26 years.  

Look for updates on KAALtv.com and ABC 6 News.