Smith says won't seek office again

Escambia County (Ala.) sheriff won't be on the ballot in 2018 elections

Escambia County (Ala.) Sheriff Grover Smith announced he will not seek re-election in 2018 which will bring an end to his nearly 46-year law enforcement career.

A native of Conecuh County, Smith, 67, has been a resident of the Brewton area since 1969 and began his law enforcement career as patrol officer for the Flomaton Police Department in 1973.

"I'll be 69," Smith said of when his current term as sheriff ends on Jan. 19, 2019. "I think this job requires a more active person. It takes a lot of energy and the years have taken a toll on me and it will almost be 46 years."

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