Comment: How does the Governor have the authority to suppend a Sheriff?

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How does the Governor have the authority to suppend a Sheriff?

The duly elected sheriff of a county is the highest law enforcement official within a county. He has law enforcement powers that exceed that of any other state or federal official.
Bighorn County Sheriff Dave Mattis spoke at a press conference following a recent U.S. District Court decision (Case No. 2:96-cv-099-J (2006))