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Undersheriff resigns after DUI arrest

Jeff Warder

Livingston County Undersheriff Jeff Warder has resigned from the department after an arrest for driving under the influence.

According to news reports, Warder was arrested Oct. 26 on suspicion of driving under the influence by a Michigan State Police trooper from the Brighton Post. Warder was placed on administrative leave on Nov. 1, and he tendered his resignation on Nov. 6.

As reported by WHMI, Sheriff Mike Murphy said Warder’s case was handled just like any other internal investigation.

“We’ve got a procedure, a protocol, that we follow,” Murphy said, “and that’s exactly what was done in this particular case.”

Warder — who had over 32 years in law enforcement — had been Livingston County’s undersheriff since January 2017; Murphy was elected sheriff in November 2016. Prior to that, Warder had been a captain at the Eaton County Sheriff’s Department.

Warder was an active community member, including serving on the board of the Livingston County United Way.

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