CANTON: Stark County Sheriff’s Office Major Timothy George is retiring after a 30-year career.

He began working with the county on Dec. 1, 1986 and was assigned to the jail division. Over the years, his duties have included overseeing the booking area at the jail, helping to run the reserve unit, supervising training and commanding the civil division.

“I just performed the duties required of the position I chose. I just did my job,” George said in a prepared statement.

He added that the work at the sheriff’s office is a team effort.

“We have accomplished so many good things and strived to improve the safety of Stark County,” said George, who lives in the Louisville area with his wife and two children. “That is going to continue when I’m gone.”

He will remain involved with the sheriff’s office as a reserve deputy, and said he is looking forward to continuing to teach and train upcoming law enforcement officers.