Nebraska State Patrol Superintendent Col. David Sankey will retire at the end of the year.
Sankey, a 27-year veteran of the patrol, was appointed superintendent by Gov. Dave Heineman in March of 2011.
“Col. Sankey has been an outstanding Superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol,” Gov. Heineman said in a written statement released by his office. “During his decades of service, he has led the State Patrol honorably. I thank him for his service and wish him well in all of his future endeavors.”
Sankey, 50, is a native of Lincoln. He became a state trooper in December of 1987.
Sankey was assistant superintendent prior to taking the top job at NSP.
The governor’s office reports that after Col. Sankey retires, Lt. Col. Tom Schwarten, Assistant Superintendent, is expected to take command of the State Patrol until further notice.