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New Undersheriff Appointed After Former Retires

Broome County will soon have a new undersheriff as current Undersheriff Alex Minor announced his plans to retire after 5 years in that position, and 45 years in law enforcement.

During an awards ceremony Tuesday afternoon Broome County Sheriff David Harder announced several personnel changes at the agency including the appointment of Captain Fred Akshar to undersheriff and the promotion of Lieutenant Kathleen Newcomb to captain.

Minor says that leaving the agency is bittersweet but he has full confidence in his replacement.

Undersheriff Alex Minor says, "I am going to miss the people and I can't stress enough the promotions that are being made. These are folks that are young, are going to be here with the agency for a long time and I think it's a great step forward for the agency."

Undersheriff Minor's last day at the sheriff's office will be June 5th and the new positions will go into effect on June 8th.