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Congratulations to retiring Chemung County law enforcement officers

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Nicolas N. Demuth and Mike Wheeler retire with over five decades combined service

From Chemung County Sheriff Bill Schrom

The Chemung County Sheriff’s Office announces the retirement of two agency members effective this date with a collective service of over 52 years.


Lieutenant/Investigator Nicolas M. DeMuth retired today after 27 years of service. Nick began his career in October of 1996 with the Penn Yan PD before moving to Virginia to work for the Clarksville PD from 07/14/1997 until January of 1998. Nick then moved back to NYS and started his career with the Chemung County Sheriff’s Office on 01/24/1998 where he worked in the Road Patrol Division from 1998 to 2005. In 2005, Nick was transferred to the Criminal Investigation Division (CID). He was promoted to the rank of Sergeant on 08/02/2012 and remained assigned to CID. Nick was later promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 12/30/2017 and, again, remained assigned to CID. While working for the Chemung County Sheriff’s Office, Nick was assigned to the agency’s Special Services Unit, received extensive training in evidence collection, crime-scene processing, death investigation, amongst numerous other trainings, served on the Honor Guard, as a Computer Voice Stress Analyzer, Drone Operator, as well as served as one of the agencies Crisis Negotiators. Nick conducted training on behalf of the agency in Boater Safety, Active-Shooter, and several other topics.

Deputy Mike Wheeler began his career with the Tioga County Sheriff’s Office on 12/08/1998 before transferring to the Chemung County Sheriff’s Office on 03/19/2000. While employed with the Sheriff’s Office, Mike served as a member of the agency’s Special Services Unit. While assigned to that unit, Mike received extensive training attending schools in Black Water where he, and other members of the team, learned the most up-to-date tactics as they related to high risk warrants, barricaded subjects, hostage situation, as well as other high risk situations that members of that unit faced. Mike served as a School Resource Officer, a General Topics Instructor who taught Defensive Tactics within the agency, as well as a K-9 handler with his partner Gus.

Both men have served this agency and their community with integrity, dignity, and professionalism. Everyone at the Sheriff’s office wishes both Nick and Mike all the best for a long, happy, and healthy retirement.

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