Marathon County Sheriff’s Office named a new Chief Deputy after its previous one was elected sheriff.
Sheriff Chad Billeb named Willian Millhausen as the county’s next Chief Deputy. Millhausen will fill the seat left by Billeb when he was elected Sheriff last fall. Prior to that, he worked as a captain.
“In his new role, Chief Deputy Millhausen will take on the challenges we face as an agency and community,” Billeb said in a news release. “Having worked alongside him during my time at the Sheriff’s Office, I have seen first-hand Bill’s incredible work ethic, commitment to public safety and service to our community. I’m confident in his abilities and know he has the knowledge and skill to manage the day-to-day business of the Sheriff’s Office.”
Millhausen joined the office in 1998 as a reserve deputy and became a full time deputy in 1999. Millhausen since held several titles within the sheriff’s office. He worked in teams including SWAT, Dive Team, Crisis Negotiations, Firearms and K9 Unit.
Marathon County voters elected Billeb last fall. He replaces retiring sheriff Scott Parks. Billeb was on the only candidate to run for the position last fall.