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Sheriff Henderson says he will not resign after threats of retaliation from elected officials; Undersheriff resigns after probe

Ontario County Sheriff Kevin Henderson says he’s not going anywhere, despite reports circulating over the holiday weekend that his job was under threat.

The elected sheriff released a statement on Tuesday, telling media and residents that he has no intention of resigning, but will be meeting with county officials in the coming days to address the internal issues that boiled over into public view.

Henderson said in the statement that the scrutiny he faced stemmed from the Ontario County Board of Supervisors.

“The culmination of this local probe resulted in a meeting with the Sheriff and Ontario County Board of Supervisors Chairman Jack Marren, in which a verbal list of issues was presented,” Henderson said in a statement. “During this meeting, the Sheriff was asked, under threat of retaliation, to resign the Office of Sheriff by a deadline of this week. Sheriff Henderson has no intention of resigning, and reaffirms his commitment to the citizens of Ontario County to put public safety before politics.”

Henderson says that a meeting with the full-board has been requested to discuss the issues without filter.

Without providing additional context, Henderson said that his undersheriff resigned.

At this point, the Board of Supervisors, nor Chairman Jack Marren, R-Victor, have provided any statement to the public on the matter.