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Posted on: March 29, 2013

[ARCHIVED] Sheriff’s Office Captain to Retire Following Nearly 30 Years of Service

ROANOKE COUNTY, VA (March 29, 2013) – Roanoke County Sheriff’s Office Captain James “Jimmy” Dorton will retire following nearly 30 years of dedicated and loyal service.

Captain Dorton began his career as a deputy sheriff in the Roanoke County jail. During his years of service with the County, he also worked a variety of other jobs including Rehabilitation Counselor for several years before being promoted to the rank of Corrections Sergeant in 1994. Dorton also served as a Corrections Lieutenant and an Administrative Lieutenant.

In December 2010, Dorton was promoted to the rank of Captain over the Corrections Division. Roanoke County Sheriff Mike Winston says Dorton will be greatly missed by his peers and that his contributions throughout the years will not be forgotten. “Captain Dorton has had a positive influence on the people that he has worked with and helped our Department continually establish new ways to meet not only the needs of our employees but the citizens whom we serve.”

Dorton will retire effective today, March 29. Sheriff Winston has named Lt. John Bowman as Dorton’s successor.

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