SWEETWATER COUNTY — Sweetwater County Sheriff John Grossnickle has announced his intention to seek re-election in 2022.
Grossnickle has served as Sheriff for the past four years, is a lifelong Wyoming resident and a member of the Sweetwater County community for many years.
“I never thought that I would be sitting here near the end of my first term as your Sheriff reflecting on everything that we’ve accomplished together in just four short years,” Grossnickle said in a statement.
He has been a member of the law enforcement community for 26 years, 25 of those years serving with the Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Department. Grossnickle has a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Chadron State College and a master’s degree in criminal justice/law enforcement administration from Columbia College.
As an active member of the community at large and the law enforcement community, he’s a longtime youth sports coach and referee, currently serves the executive boards as director for the Wyoming Peace Officers Association, the Wyoming Association of Sheriffs and Chiefs of Police, the Sweetwater Combined Communications Center Joint Powers Board, and the local chapter of United Way.
Grossnickle is a lifelong member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary, the National Rifle Association, and the Muley Fanatic Foundation. He’s also a member of the National Sheriffs Association, the Sons of the American Legion, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and Ducks Unlimited.
John, his wife Patty, and their five children are all active members of the community and give back whenever possible.