Two local sheriff's to retire

POSTED: Wednesday, July 6, 2011 - 5:31pm
UPDATED: Friday, April 13, 2012 - 9:54am

WACO -- Local sheriff's from two of the largest Central Texas counties plan to retire after this year.

McLennan County Sheriff Larry Lynch officially announced in the Waco-Tribune Herald he will not run for re-election.

64-year-old Lynch has been sheriff since the 2000 and plans to hold a news conference to discuss his decision.

Meanwhile in Bell County, Sheriff Dan Smith released a statement announcing his retirement.

After serving as sheriff for 28 years Smith plans to leave office at the end of his current term on December 31, 2012.


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