Joe Sedinger was a sheriff for Autauga County, a government organization that was established in 1818 and employs approximately 72 people. They are a member of the Operations Department’s Physical Security team, and Joe is now situated in Prattville, Alabama.
In November, Sedinger, who was initially elected in 2014, won re-election for a third term. He had spent over three decades in the sheriff’s office.
State law mandates that the county coroner, who is also an elected official, will temporarily serve as sheriff.
The well-liked lawmaker had recently been elected to a third term that would start on January 16. Early in December, Sedinger received a cancer diagnosis, and he immediately started a rigorous course of therapy. He never made the specific type of cancer known to the public.
Before being chosen as chief cop eight years ago, he spent more than 22 years working for the sheriff’s office and rising through the ranks. He covered all of his expenses for the police academy. He began his career as a “road” deputy on patrol and worked in all divisions with the exception of narcotics. Under the former sheriff Herbie Johnson, he rose through the ranks to become chief deputy, second in command.