Grady County Sheriff to Retire

After a more than 40-year career in law enforcement, Grady County Sheriff Jim Weir is retiring. Grady County commissioners accepted Weir’s retirement letter in their meeting last week. Weir will be stepping down at the end of the month.
 Weir has spent 10 years as sheriff and was first elected in 2012, and was in the middle of his third term. Weir cites personal reasons for his decision to retire. He was diagnosed with prostate cancer last year. He said it has been an honor and privilege to serve and he’ll miss working with the deputies and all county employees. He also said that working with other elected officials has been the highlight of his law enforcement career.
 Weir is recommending that commissioners appoint Undersheriff Gary Boggess to fill out the two years remaining on his term. He said Boggess’ combination of education, training, experience, skills, and leadership would be hard to find in anyone else. He said Boggess has been basically running the sheriff’s office over the last year and has already attended the sheriff’s academy.