Sgt. Eric Wallen
for Lyon County Sheriff
PO Box 192
Marshall, MN 56258
Hi, I’m Eric Wallen and I would be honored to be your next Sheriff. My education
and 20 years of experience as a deputy, investigator, and as a sergeant for Sheriff
Mather, have prepared me well for this role. The Sheriff’s duty is to keep and preserve
the peace of the county, oversee the county jail, and operate a county-
As Sheriff, I would work tirelessly to build on the strong legacy of leaders in the Lyon County Sheriff's Office. My mission is to make sure that every Lyon County citizen is safe in their home and community.
Meet Eric Wallen
Eric is a life-
While attending Alexandria Technical College Eric began working for the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office as a correctional officer. Upon graduation, Eric was promoted to the position of deputy sheriff. Eric continued to rise through the ranks of the Sheriff's Office, and was promoted to the position of Investigator and then to his current position of Sergeant in 2008.
Eric understands the value of higher education and has earned two degrees from Southwest Minnesota State University during his tenure with the Sheriff’s Office. Eric holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration and a degree in Law Enforcement Administration which distinguish him from the other candidates and will allow him to be a responsible steward of taxpayer resources.
Eric and his family reside in Marshall, where he is actively involved in multiple civic organizations. When he isn’t on duty, you can find him playing softball, coaching youth baseball, or taking in the sights of Lyon County on his motorcycle.
SMSU Graduate degree commencement
Paid for by the candidate on his own behalf.