The Mahaska County Board of Supervisors met in regular session in the morning of September 18.
Mahaska County Sheriff Russ Van Renterghem approached the board to request a change of payroll for Deputy Trevor Wells, who has decided to retire and be removed from the county payroll on September 22.
Wells began his double-decade long run in law enforcement following a few years spent in the United States Marine Corps.
Wells graduated from Oskaloosa High School in 1986, he was then a part of the Persian Gulf war during Operation Desert Storm with the Marine Corps.
Once Wells returned, he worked in the Mahaska County Jail in 1991 as a jailer for four years. From Mahaska County Jail, Wells moved to the position of police officer in Albia for a year and returned back to Mahaska County to be a sheriff deputy in 1996 where he has been since.
Wells ran for Mahaska County Sheriff in 2016 where we faced three other candidates for Mahaska County Sheriff. His opponents included Russ Van Rentergherm, who won the election and took seat as Mahaska County Sheriff.
Those of us from KBOE want to thank you, Trevor Wells, for your 26 years of service and dedication to Oskaloosa and Mahaska County.
A reception in Sheriff’s Wells’ honor will be held on Friday, October 6th in the Lower Level of the Mahaska County Law Enforcement Center from 1 to 4 PM. The public is invited and welcomed to attend.