Moss retires as Civil Deputy

By: Donovan W. Mann –

Humboldt, IA – The Humboldt County Civil Deputy is going to be retiring at the end of the year.

On May 24, County Sheriff Dean Kruger announced that Civil Deputy Jean Moss will be retiring in December. Moss has served in the position for eleven years and will be missed at the Law Enforcement Center.

Moss says she there are many things she is going to miss about working as the civil deputy. “Well I love the people that I work with,” she says. For her it truly is a “home away from home.”

The civil deputy says “just the comradery of working together as a team and helping out with stuff” when reflecting on the position and the entire staff.

Moss says she is also going to miss the interactions she gets with the community each day. She has been able to make many great friends who will stop by to see her just to say hi.

When it comes to the next person to hold the position, the current civil deputy gives some simple advice. “You have to be able to get along with all kinds of people” and “like paper work.” The job can be very repetitive but also very fun and interesting.

“You’re doing, kind of, the same thing every day but yet you’re not,” says Moss. There is enough variety to the position that it can make the days go by “real fast.”

Sheriff Kruger says that Moss will certainly be missed after she retires. “I regret that she’s going to do this but I understand,” he says. Moss does have plans to travel with her husband and do “some fun stuff.”

The sheriff says he “hates to see her leave” because “she’s been a good asset” for the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office. “I don’t blame her. Time for her to go and relax and have a good time and do family things and we’re going to miss her.” Sheriff Kruger assures that the door is always open for her to come and visit.

The hunt for the next civil deputy is already underway for the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office. The plan is to have the next person hired by the beginning of July. This will allow a transition period where Moss can train her successor.

Humboldt County Civil Deputy Jean Moss officially put in her request for retirement to Sheriff Dean Kruger the week of May 17. He accepted it with regrets.