Hyde County Sheriff Mike Volek was the first responding officer on the scene the night that South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg struck and killed Joe Boever on September 12, 2020.
Volek and his actions that night were central components in the investigation into Ravnsborg, from his failure to find Boever’s body in the ditch that night despite the presence of a still lit flashlight visible on the shoulder that he told investigators he did not examine, to loaning his personal vehicle to Ravnsborg to drive home that night after the crash.
Volek died at age 69 in November 2021, leaving a void at the position of Hyde County Sheriff, since filled by Deputy Sheriff Nathen Brady.
Brady was appointed sheriff following Volek’s death by the county commission, but he will be up for election for the position in November 2022. But what exactly qualifies a person to be elected sheriff?
KELOLAND News reached out to the South Dakota Sheriff’s Association, who compiled a list of the relevant state statutes pertaining to eligibility.
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