After serving the citizens of Dawson County for six terms, Sheriff Gary Reiber has announced he will not run again. Reiber’s career with the Dawson County Sheriff’s Office began when he became a deputy in 1978 under Sheriff John Rohnert, eventually rising to the position of Chief Deputy under Sheriff L.C. Mandelko. He was then elected Sheriff in 1995 and says he has enjoyed his tenure ever since.
He lists serving with the “dedicated men and women over the years who put themselves on the line in serving Dawson County and providing assistance to those in need” among the highlights of his career. He was also involved in the design and oversight in the construction of the Dawson County Law Enforcement Center which generated revenue through housing contract inmates from other jurisdictions. He said that service greatly aided in paying bonds used for the construction of the Law Enforcement Center.
Reiber said Law Enforcement “also requires great physicality in dealing with today’s inmates, an area I am ready to pass the torch to the next Sheriff.”