Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office announces retirement of one employee, promotion of another

By Jalen Maki

Tomahawk Leader Editor

LINCOLN COUNTY – The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office last week announced the retirement of one longtime employee and the promotion of another.

In a Facebook post, the Sheriff’s Office said Telecommunications Officer Mary Smith’s retirement was effective on Friday, March 4.


Smith began her 20-year career with the Sheriff’s Office in May 2002, when she was hired by then-Sheriff Tom Koth.

Over the years, Smith was assigned to various shifts, and in her last months with the Sheriff’s Office, she had taken on the role of training officer and assisted training the several new hires in the dispatch center.

The Sheriff’s Office said Smith was “the resident expert on entering and tracking restraining orders issued by the courts.”

“Mary was dedicated to the safety of the Law Enforcement Officers she worked with, along with all other emergency services to include Fire and EMS personnel,” the Sheriff’s Office stated.

Smith said she is ready to spend more time with her family.

“Thank you for your many years of service and dedication to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office and the Citizens of Lincoln County, and we wish you a happy and healthy retirement,” the Sheriff’s Office stated.

Along with Smith’s retirement, the Sheriff’s Office also announced a promotion from within its ranks.


In another Facebook post, the Sheriff’s Office said it was “proud to announce” the promotion of Michael Remington to the position of Lieutenant.

Remington received his promotion on Feb. 14.

Remington was born and raised in Langlade County and graduated from Antigo High School in 2012. He then attended Northcentral Technical College and received his degree in criminal justice in May 2015.

That December, Remington was hired by the Sheriff’s Office in the patrol division.

“During his time in the patrol division, he was assigned special duties to include being a field training officer, a PIT instructor and was eventually selected as a member of the Special Response Team,” the Sheriff’s Office said.

The Sheriff’s Office said Remington was assigned to the night shift upon his promotion.

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