Dale County Sheriff

After almost a quarter century on the job, Dale County Sheriff Bryant Mixon says he’s calling it quits.

Mixon announced Tuesday he will not run for sheriff again in 2006.

He will finish out his next two years, but announced his retirement so other candidates can jump into the contest.

Some of his accomplishments include President of the Peace Officers Association and the Sheriff's Association.

Dale County Chief Deputy Sheriff Walter Ford says he is planning to run for the top job in 2006.