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No deputy sheriff or employee after continuous employment of one year shall be removed
or discharged except for cause upon written charges and after an opportunity to be heard in
defense of the charges as in sections 387.31 to 387.45 hereinafter provided. Such charges shall
be investigated by or before such civil service commission. The finding and decision of such
commission shall be forthwith certified to the sheriff, to be forthwith enforced.
Nothing in sections 387.31 to 387.45 shall limit the power of the sheriff, or the superior
officer in the sheriff's absence, to suspend a subordinate for a reasonable period not exceeding
30 days for the purpose of discipline, or pending investigation of charges when it appears such
suspension is advisable.
History: 1957 c 325 s 11; 1969 c 218 s 1; 1986 c 444

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