WINSTON COUNTY - Horace Moore, a veteran not only of the newspaper business but law enforcement, will respectfully replace Tommy Moore as Winston County’s Sheriff next week.
Horace will step into the role of sheriff during a swearing-in ceremony on Monday, Dec. 30, at 2 p.m. at the Winston County Courthouse in Double Springs. Performing the honors will be Winston County Probate Judge Sheila Moore. He will officially take over as sheriff at midnight Dec. 31.
Tommy, who announced back in November his plans to resign due to ongoing health problems, will be entrusting the office into the hands of Horace, who has worked closely beside him at the sheriff’s office not only as reserve deputy sergeant, but also as the department’s public relations officer the past five years.
“I am proud to appoint Mr. Horace Moore as sheriff of Winston County,” Governor Kay Ivey stated. “The men and women serving in law enforcement play a critical role in our communities across the state, and I am confident Mr. Moore will serve the people of Winston County well.”
Horace noted that Tommy was one of the best persons he had ever known and that he planned to follow in his footsteps.
“I know that will be a huge task to do,” Horace said. “Everyone has asked me, ‘why are you going for the appointment for sheriff’? The answer is simple: I care about all the people of Winston County, including our inmates.
“I believe in treating everyone fair, with respect and doing the right thing, by using common sense,” Horace added.
Horace expressed his thanks to Governor Ivey for her confidence in him and his ability to serve as Winston County’s sheriff.
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