Two county officials will be celebrated this week by their colleagues and the community.

Longtime county commissioner, Jack Buell, and Sheriff Dave Resser will both be honored this Friday at the the Federal Building Conference room.

The retirement party will be open to the public, and residents are encouraged to come and give their well wishes to Mr. Buell and Sheriff Resser.

Mr. Buell will retire after 46 years of leadership within Benewah County. He has been an official since February 1974.

He attended has last county commissioners meeting as chairman December 30, just before the new year.

Sheriff Resser will retire after 20 years of law enforcement. Over those 20 years he served as a deputy for both the Benewah and Shoshone County Sheriff offices. Eight of those years he served as the Benewah County Sheriff.

He said that his retirement from law enforcement is a bittersweet moment and that in stepping away from law enforcement, he will miss working closely with the community and his fellow deputies.

“I’ve felt very privileged to be a part of the community’s lives,” Sheriff Resser said. “In a way it feels like I’ve helped the community and they have helped me as well to grow.”

When asked about Mr. Buell and Sheriff Resser’s retirement, County Auditor, Deanna Bramblett, was at a loss for words.

“I’m not to sure what to say, it's still surreal to think about them retiring,” Ms. Bramblett said.

Ms. Bramblett said that some of the details around the retirement party are still being worked out but those who attend can be sure to find refreshments and opportunities to chat with the two honored guests.

The party will be from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Friday, January 8.

For more information contact the Benewah County Auditor’s Office at 208-245-3212.

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