By Tim Kowols
On the heels of Door County Sheriff Steve Delarwelle’s announcement last week that he will retire rather than seek re-election this fall, his chief deputy has made it official that he will try to replace him. Pat McCarty announced over the weekend his intentions to run for Door County Sheriff after 25 years with the department. McCarty climbed his way to his Chief Deputy post after previously serving jailer/dispatcher, jail deputy, North Coalition deputy, shift supervisor, patrol deputy, and a member of the department’s SWAT team. Delarwelle selected McCarty as his Chief Deputy after office as sheriff in 2015.