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Moore County sheriff to retire

Posted January 9, 2013

— Moore County Sheriff Lane Carter has announced his intention to retire May 1, officials said.

According to AberdeenTimes.com, Moore County Board of Commissioners Chairman Nick Picerno received Carter’s resignation letter Tuesday.

Carter began his law enforcement career as a deputy in Moore County in 1978. He has been sheriff since December 2002.

The Moore County Republican Party is expected to choose a replacement to complete the remainder of Carter’s four-year term.



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  • thinkin out loud Jan 9, 2013

    Very smart to retire while still in office. The party gets to appoint a new Sheriff and the new Sheriff has an opportunity to get name recognition before the next election. Bet Sheriff Carter already made a recommendation.

    Thanks Sheriff Carter for all your years of service. Best wishes in your retirement.

  • Inter Alios Jan 9, 2013

    Sheriff Carter is a good man who came up through the trenches. He has earned his retirement.

  • Terkel Jan 9, 2013

    I noticed that too, jrferguson. Thought it was related to the new admin this time of year, but maybe not. They may be tired of the frustration, or seeing changes in retirement benefits coming soon in the form of cost-cutting measures.

  • jrfergerson Jan 9, 2013

    Seems to see a lot of chief officers retiring - guess they are like the rest of us - Tired of the swinging door justice system these days.