York County sheriff retiring at the end of 2014

Posted Sept. 30, 2013, at 1:33 p.m.

ALFRED, Maine — York County will be electing a new sheriff following the end of next year.

Maurice Ouellette, who has served with the York County Sheriff’s Office since 1999, has announced he will not seek a third term, according to Chief Deputy William King.

Prior to serving with the sheriff’s office, Ouellette was on the force with the state police for 23 years, including 11 as a homicide investigator, King said.

Ouellette has been sheriff since 2006.

His last day on the job will be Dec. 31 of next year, King said. The York County sheriff met with deputies and correctional officers last week and informed them of his decision.

Ouellette did not disclose any retirement plans, but he intends to spend time with his wife, 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, King said.