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Sheriff’s Office honors retiring sergeant with ALS

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Yesterday, the Cortland County Sheriff’s Office recognized the retirement of Sgt. David Tobias, who hangs up the hat after more than 20 years served to better focus on his health.

In a post on Facebook yesterday, Sheriff Mark Helms said: “We know the road ahead is difficult, but no matter what may lie ahead, we will be with you by your side, always.”

Tobias is battling ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s Disease, a progressive condition affecting nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord that ultimately causes loss of muscle control.

The sheriff’s office held a special BBQ benefit earlier this month and another is planned for this Saturday at the Cincinnatus Fairgrounds. (click here for more)

(Estep/Sheriff’s Office photo)

Tobias has also served as a member of both Cincinnatus and Cortlandville fire departments.

Filling his vacancy as a new sergeant is Christopher Estep, who was promoted from his previous rank as a five-year road patrol officer.

Previously, Sgt. Estep worked in the Corrections Division.

He’s now assigned as a supervisor in the uniformed division of the Sheriff’s Office.

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