Calhoon is looking for work elsewhere after losing his bid for re-election last November. The loss came as a surprise for the sheriff after serving the county for nearly 19 years. He spent nearly 28 years in law enforcement.
"The great thing about being a sheriff is something is different every day. But you still walk into the office every day, see the same people every day. It's going to be a definite change in my lifestyle," he said.
During the reception, Calhoon said he hopes to find a job in public safety, but he hasn't made anything official just yet.
Voters elected Atchison police officer Jack Laurie to fill the sheriff's seat.