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Marren hopes Ontario County Sheriff’s Office can begin healing, indicates investigation will mostly end

Ontario County Board of Supervisors Chairman Jack Marren says he hopes that the Sheriff’s Office can begin the process of moving forward, and healing, after a tumultuous few weeks in the public eye.

Sheriff Kevin Henderson, who held the office since 2018, announced that he would resign, effective immediately on Wednesday.

Chairman Marren told News10NBC that Mary Green, newly sworn-in undersheriff who succeeded Henderson’s undersheriff resigned.

“For full disclosure, Mary Green also did submit a letter of resignation as well,” Marren elaborated while speaking with News10NBC.

Henderson was being investigated after accusations of a toxic work environment and harassment. According to Marren, his resignation changes the scope of the investigation.

“My understanding, a lot of this investigation would discontinue,” Marren added. “There may be one or two points that we still may need some information on, but I’m under the assumption that most of this is going to end at this time.”

In the meantime, Marren says Chief John Falbo and other senior leaders at the office will continue overseeing day-to-day operations at the sheriff’s office. “As they have been doing for the last three weeks really,” he added.