FAIRBURY, NE — A sergeant is being elevated to become the next Jefferson County Sheriff.
The Jefferson County Commissioners picked Nick Georgi to be the new sheriff on Tuesday. He replaces Matthew Schultz, who resigned in late April after just five months on the job.
The board chose Georgi out of a pool of five internal candidates. The candidates all interviewed with the commissioners on Tuesday afternoon.
Commissioner Mark Schoenrock described Georgi as “the total package.” He said it was a difficult process for the board because all candidates were well-qualified.
Georgi previously worked at the Fairbury Police Department and the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office. He is scheduled to be sworn in on Tuesday morning. Because of the county’s pay periods, his official first day will be May 30.