Valley County undersheriff withdraws from sheriff’s race in Montana

Posted at 2:29 PM, Aug 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-15 16:46:33-04

GLASGOW – Valley County Undersheriff Luke Strommen withdrew his name from the sheriff’s race on Monday, according to the Valley County Clerk and Recorder.

Strommen is currently on paid administrative leave and is being investigated for an incident that occurred four years ago.

According to the Division of Criminal Investigation, Sheriff Vernon Buerkle requested the investigation into the official misconduct allegation.

The incident that led to the investigation happened under the leadership of Sheriff Glen Meier, who retired early in 2017.

Joe Horn and the newest candidate, Thomas Boyer, are both currently running for sheriff of Valley County.

Reporting by Margaret DeMarco for MTN News