CALHOUN COUNTY, Ala. (WIAT) — Friday, the Calhoun County Sheriff announced his retirement.
Sheriff Larry Amerson had previously announced he would not seek re-election at the end of the term. Now, he has has decided to retire, and Governor Bentley has appointed Chief Deputy Matthew Wade to serve as sheriff for the remainder of the current term.
Wade released a statement:
“I want to take this opportunity to express my sincere desire to serve as the Sheriff of Calhoun County. I promise to have servant’s heart putting the needs of others at the forefront of my decisions. I ask for your support and prayers as we take on the difficult task of the Office of Sheriff. I use the term “we” as to include the hard working employees of the Sheriff’s Office that sacrifice daily to serve our community with the goal of making us all safer.”