Updated: 01/21/2014 4:56 PM
Created: 01/21/2014 3:12 PM KAALtv.com
(ABC 6 NEWS) -- There's been a shake-up within the Dodge County Sheriff's Office.
ABC 6 News first reported on Monday that Chief Deputy Mike Leonhardt was fired.
Sheriff Jim Jensen told ABC 6 the Chief Deputy is an "at will" position appointed by the sheriff, and that it can be eliminated at any time.
When asked why, Jensen said Leonhardt was not being a loyal chief deputy. Although he could not get into additional details, the Sheriff confirmed Leonhardt was no longer with the department.
Leonhardt has been with the department for 26 years.
Tuesday afternoon, ABC 6 spoke with officials with Dodge County, who said that following a meeting with their personnel attorney, they could not speak on the matter citing Minnesota's Data Practices Act.
Look for updates on KAALtv.com and ABC 6 News.