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Changes in Cass County Sheriff’s Office as captain resigns, chief deputy to retire



FARGO (KFGO) – A top administrator in the Cass County Sheriff’s Office has left the department.

Mitch Burris resigned earlier this month as a captain.

Burris, who’d been with the department for more than 33 years, says the job has become much more difficult in recent years, with civil unrest and people viewing law enforcement in a different light than in the past. He’ll go to work for North Dakota Parole and Probation next month.

Sheriff Jesse Jahner says he reluctantly accepted the resignation of Burris.

Jahner says his chief deputy, Michele Harmon is retiring June 1st and another 40-year plus deputy will also retire at that time. Captain Dean Haaland will be promoted to chief deputy.