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CLEVELAND (WJW) — The FOX 8 I-Team has confirmed that interim Cuyahoga County Sheriff Steven Hammett resigned on Monday.

His last day is set for Friday, Feb. 17. County Executive Chris Ronayne is expected to appoint a new interim sheriff to serve amid a “robust” search for a permanent replacement.

“I want to personally thank Sheriff Hammett for his dedication and service to Cuyahoga County and its residents,” Ronayne is quoted in a news release.

Hammett was sworn into the role on May 23, replacing the county’s previous sheriff, Christopher Viland, who resigned in April 2022, the I-Team reported.

Hammett has been a county sheriff’s deputy since September 2021, and previously served as a captain, according to the release.

Prior to joining the sheriff’s department, he was the chief of public safety for the Cleveland Institute of Art, the University Heights police chief and the Shaker Heights deputy police chief.

“It truly has been [an] honor to serve in this role,” Hammett is quoted in the release. “We have made significant progress these last several months, and I firmly believe that will continue under this new administration. Cuyahoga County is heading in the right direction under Executive Ronayne.”

The I-Team is currently working on getting more details, as well as the sheriff’s letter of resignation.

This is a developing story. Stay with FOX 8 for updates.