Lonnie Marcyes announces run for Todd County Sheriff

Deputy Sheriff Lonnie Marcyes has announced his run for Todd County sheriff.

The Fergus Falls college graduate has over 11 years experience as both a deputy and officer in Long Prairie, Staples, and Eagle Bend.  In addition, Maryces served as school liaison officer, is a member of the snowmobile patrol, and volunteers for the Browerville firearms safety class.

“As your Sheriff, you can be sure that I will be involved with our community and build relationships between the people and my office. I am committed to leadership and integrity,” said Marcyes.  “Fiscal responsibility, interactive community meetings, continued criminal interdiction training for deputies and increasing drug-related arrests are priorities.”

Marcyes has received support from within the sheriff’s office and community leaders, he says, because of his strong work ethic and knowledge of multiple departments.

“I understand the many costs that face our county,” said Marcyes. “I will be mindful of how taxpayer dollars are being spent while being diligent and focused on the safety of our citizens.”

A lifelong resident of Todd County, Marcyes graduated from Long Prairie-Grey Eagle High School and earned his degree in criminal justice from Fergus Falls Community College in 2001.  He is married to Chelsea and has two children Jackson,7, and Bentley, 2.

Interim Sheriff Don Asmus was appointed after Peter Mikkelson retired at the end of 2013. Asmus has not yet decided if he will seek a full term.