Cuyahoga County Sheriff Resigning, WKYC Reports

Check back for more information on this developing story.

Update, 4:05 p.m.

The office of County Executive Ed Fitzgerald has released an official statement regarding Cuyahoga County Sheriff Bob Reid’s resignation. 

“After two years of work, it provides an opportunity for members of the leadership team and our administration to see where things stand and to make decisions in order to make our government work effectively as possible,” the statement reads. 

According to the statement, the executive’s office is reviewing leadership across all departments. 

The statement adds that Clerk of Courts Gerald Fuerst announced his retirement last week, and that other leadership changes may be announced soon. Frank Bova, a former interim county sheriff, will again fill that role while the search for a new sheriff is underway. 

Fitzgerald added that the county respects Reid’s "long commitment to public service." 


Cuyahoga County Sheriff Bob Reid is resigning, according to local media reports.

WKYC reports that Reid sent his staff an email on Thursday, saying that County Executive Ed FitzGerald has asked for his resignation at the end of the month. Visit WKYC to read the full memo

The Plain Dealer reports that Reid, who has been in office since 2009, will be replaced by Frank Bova, a former police chief in Warrensville Heights and current captain in the sheriff’s department. 

There is no information on the websites of the county executive or the county sheriff at this time. Check back for more information.

Update, 1:50 p.m.: A representative of the county said there will be an official statement released Thursday afternoon.


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