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25 Years of Service

Beloved Sheriff Announces Retirement
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Toombs County Sheriff Alvie “Junior” Kight has announced he will be retiring next year at the end of his current term.

Sheriff Kight will have spent 25 years serving as Sheriff when he hangs up his badge, and said he is excited for the future. “I think it’s time now to step back,” he remarked. “I have been doing this for a long time – I’ve been policing over 35 years. I think it’s time that [my wife] Patti and I enjoy our last years of life, and for someone younger to come in and do a great job with the Sheriff’s office.”

In a heartfelt letter the Sheriff expressed his gratitude to the citizens he served and reflected on his 25 years. To the Citizens of Toombs County: For 25 years, it has been the greatest honor of my life to serve as the Sheriff of Toombs County. It is with a bittersweet heart that I am announcing that I will not be running for re-election in 2024. I believe it is time for the people of Toombs County to choose the next Sheriff and pray that you will select someone who loves this county as much as I do. Though I will miss this job and the people that I work with, my wife, Patty, and I look forward to this next phase of our lives.

There are many people who have been integral to the success of the Sheriff’s Office; to each and every one of you, thank you! First, I am thank­continued from page

ful to God. For 25 years, He has provided guidance, safety, and direction in everything we have done. To my wife, family, and friends, thank you for the support and patience that you all have given me so that I could effectively serve our community. To the people of Toombs County, thank you for trusting me and believing in our community.

Toombs County is my home, and my priority has always been to protect our citizens and more specifically, our children. The Sheriff’s Office is full of exceptional officers and employees. They are constantly training and honing their skills to be the best at what they do. I was blessed to follow a great man, Sheriff Charles Durst, who filled this Office with great people. I took the same attitude as he and always looked for people that saw law enforcement as a calling and not just a job. I have aimed to encourage and I am proud of our officers. I could not have fulfilled my duties as Sheriff without the support and teamwork of these outstanding individuals. Thank you to every officer and employee that has worked at the Sheriff’s Office over the past 25 years.

I am confident that the Sheriff’s Office has exceptionally trained officers and employees who are ready to take the Office through the 21st century. My prayer for the future Sheriff is that he be an ethical individual who will be adaptable to change, proactive, and stand by parents in the challenges of raising our kids- a Sheriff for all people.

In closing, I love Toombs County, but more specifically, I love the people of Toombs County. Thank you for entrusting me to serve as your Sheriff for the past 25 years.

Not goodbye, but see you around, Sheriff Alvie Junior Kight

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