WINSTON COUNTY - Residents in Winston County were left shocked and the county Republican party saddened to learn of the upcoming resignation of Tommy Moore as sheriff effective Nov. 30.
Sheriff Moore’s resignation was not known officially until Monday night, Nov. 11, when Winston County Republican Party Chairman Jerry Mobley said he received bad news that Moore was resigning effective Nov. 30, and presented a letter for Republican Party Vice Chairman Greg Farris to read.
Moore’s resignation letter read that he is needing to resign due to health reasons.
“For those of you who know me well, you know that I have always put 110 percent into my job. It’s not me to just take off for months and not be worried about the sheriff’s office every day,” Moore noted in the letter.
“For the last several months, I don’t feel that I’ve been doing a good job as sheriff due to having to be out of the office so much,” Moore added.
“I understand that my current term as sheriff is to run until 2023, but, and this has been a very difficult decision to make, due to my health conditions, I feel it is time for me to resign so that I can work on improving my health and spending time with my family.”
Some months ago, the letter continued, Moore began having some health issues and since that time has been going regularly to different doctors in attempts of getting better so he will not be in pain every day.
“Unfortunately, to date, my efforts and the efforts of the doctors have been unsuccessful,” Moore continued.
Moore noted in his resignation letter he would be willing to work with whoever fills the position as much as his health will allow.
“I want to make this a smooth transition in order to keep the sheriff’s office moving forward,” he said.
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