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Four-term Hancock County Sheriff Nick Gulling dies

Also served in Indiana House of Representatives
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Posted at 3:08 PM, Feb 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-17 15:32:11-05

GREENFIELD — Nick Gulling, who served a record four terms as Hancock County Sheriff and was a member of the Indiana House of Representatives, died Monday.

The announcement was made by the Hancock County Sheriff's Office.

Gulling was elected sheriff in 1982 and 1986. Because of term limits, he could not seek a third term in 1990. After sitting out eight years, Gulling was elected again in 1998 and 2002.

As Hancock County's top lawman, Gulling served during a time of population growth in the county. During his tenure as sheriff, a new county jail was built in Greenfield. He retired following his fourth term in 2007.

In between his stints as sheriff, Gulling was elected to three-terms in the Indiana House of Representatives.

Nick Gulling was 78.