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Durham sheriff to step down

Posted September 22, 2011

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— Durham County Sheriff Worth Hill said Thursday that he plans to leave his position at the end of the year.

Hill, who has served as sheriff since 1994 and was elected to a fifth term last year, said he wanted to spend more time with his ailing wife.

A Durham native, Hill spent almost 30 years with the Durham Police Department before retiring in 1988 as a major.

There was no immediate word on who would succeed him as sheriff.

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  • Raleigh Boys Sep 22, 2011

    Durham County is crime free? LOL

  • udaycoosay Sep 22, 2011

    He did a good job. Durham county is crime-free now. He can leave with his head held high.

  • Bronco Sep 22, 2011

    To: ncouterbanks69..Thanks for your kind thoughts about Durham..I am sure along the way you have had "privileges" and probably have an exaggerated sense of self worth..

  • dogsrule12cheek Sep 22, 2011

    DID YOU EVEN READ THE STORY, IT SAYS DUE TO HIS WIFE,,,

    Why would he run for re-election and then step down?
    evanthemack
    September 22, 2011 12:34 p.m.
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  • Bronco Sep 22, 2011

    The Bull City Thanks You Sheriff Hill..Best wishes and prayers to your family..

  • smeroney Sep 22, 2011

    Evanthemack- it said in the article he wanted to spend more time with his ailing wife. Perhaps her health concerns did not arise until recently.

  • Screw WrAl Sep 22, 2011

    I would too.

  • dukefan101 Sep 22, 2011

    Health issues sometimes come on quickly. Best wishes and many thanks to Sheriff Hill for all he has done for Durham County!

  • evanthemack Sep 22, 2011

    Why would he run for re-election and then step down?

  • HUSKYLOVE Sep 22, 2011

    Thank you Sherriff Hill for your dedicated service to Durham and Durham County. We wish you, your wife and the whole family all the best.
    As to your replacement: there is only one clear choice. MIKE ANDREWS, consistency will go a long way, not like what happened when Hight was "appointed" by his cronies.

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