Fired Becker County Deputy running to replace current Sheriff

Photo by: Becker County Sheriff's Office
Photo by: Becker County Sheriff's Office

(Becker County, MN) -- A former Becker County deputy is running to replace the sheriff who fired him.

Chad Peterson was placed on administrative leave in June 2021 after body camera footage showed him getting into an obscenity-laced, threatening argument with a resident during an early morning call.

Sheriff Todd Glander fired Peterson six months later for conduct unbecoming an officer and for violating several department and POST board policies.

Peterson says the incident doesn't represent how he approached his career.