Salt Lake County Undersheriff Beau Babka has been released from his duties.

The Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office did not give a reason why, but said in a statement that Babka was officially released from his appointed position at the end of the workday on Tuesday.

"The sheriff's office is grateful to Beau for his service to the sheriff's office and the community, and wishes him the best in future endeavors," the statement said. "The search for a new undersheriff will begin immediately."