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Chemung County Sheriff Lieutenant Retires

Chemung County Sheriff Retires

June 30, 2014

ELMIRA (WENY)- Chemung county Sheriff's deputies say farewell to one of their own today. It was a mix of emotions as Lieutenant Michael Decker retired from the agency after 28 years of service. Throughout his tenure Lt. Decker served in many roles in the sheriff's office including k-9 officer, honor guard, special services unit, drug task force and the community services division. Decker says after so many years at the same place, the job didn't feel like a career but instead a lifestyle. Even though he's excited to take the pressure off, Decker says after almost three decades going to be hard getting used to the retired life.