Onondaga County Sheriff Kevin Walsh announced Monday morning that e will retire after 20 years in the position.
While Walsh made the decision public at an event in downtown Syracuse, he said it's something he has known he would do for quite a while.
"I pretty much had made my decision at the end of the last election. But I was not join going to commit one way or this other until I had to commit, in case things changed and I decided I wanted to do another term," said Walsh. "I didn't want to be accused of flip flopping."