Graves not seeking another term as Walworth Co. Sheriff

WALWORTH CO. (WITI) -- After 42 years of service in Walworth County law enforcement Sheriff David Graves says he will not seek another term as Walworth County Sheriff.

Graves began his law enforcement career August 1, 1972 as a police aide for Whitewater Police Department.  One year later at the age of 20, he was promoted to patrolman.  Graves left the Whitewater Police Department in 1976 to become a Walworth County Deputy Sheriff.  During his time at the Sheriff’s Office Graves has held the rank of patrol deputy, sergeant, lieutenant, undersheriff, and sheriff.

During the past 14 years that Graves has been Sheriff, the Walworth County Sheriff’s Office has met and overcome many difficult challenges. The Sheriff’s Office has also managed to decrease its operating budget while maintaining excellent public safety.  The Sheriff credits all of his staff for helping reach and maintain this achievement.