Local Sheriff Submits Letter Of Resignation, Now Considering Rescinding The Notice

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WEBSTER COUNTY, Miss. (WCBI)- There could be a change in leadership in the Webster County Sheriff’s Department.

On November 30, Sheriff Tim Mitchell submitted his  letter of resignation to the board of supervisors.

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However, Mitchell tells WCBI there’s still a chance he may rescind the resignation.

In his letter to the board, the sheriff cited declining health issues as his reason for stepping down.

According to Mitchell, he’s waiting to hear back from his doctors regarding his health, and should to hear back from them within the next week or so.

Depending on what doctors tell him, Mitchell could either step down from his position, or repeal the letter and continue serving as the sheriff in Webster County.

The sheriff said submitting his letter of resignation was more so for precautionary reasons, and to give county leaders a heads up that there’s a possibility he could have to step down due to his health.

Mitchell has been the sheriff in Webster County for the past seven years

The board of supervisors did accept Mitchell’s resignation, and as things currently stand, the resignation is set to take effect on January 2, 2019.

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