Mearl Justus Calls It A Career

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Mearl Justus

BELLEVILLE, IL. (KTVI) – St. Clair County Sheriff Mearl Justus has decided to call it a career, according to published reports.  The Belleville News Democrat says, the eight term sheriff resigned Tuesday in a resignation letter to St. Clair County Board.

Justus has been sheriff in St. Clair County for 30-years, starting his career in law enforcement with the Cahokia Police Department.  Mearl has been fixture in law enforcement community for almost 60-years.

Justus recently underwent gall bladder surgery.  He turned 81 earlier this month.