Wythe County Sheriff Dunagan announces pending retirement, effective Aug. 1

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(Photo: Courtesy Wythe County Sheriff’s Office)

WYTHE COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — After almost four decades of serving the Wythe County community, Sheriff Keith Dunagan announced Tuesday his plans to retire at the beginning of August.

“Sheriff Dunagan wishes to express his thanks to all the citizens, business owners, and the men and women of the Wythe County Sheriff’s Office for their support over the years,” the Wythe County Sheriff’s Office posted on Facebook on Tuesday, May 11. “We wish Sheriff Dunagan much health and happiness in his retirement.”

The sheriff’s office says Dunagan wants to enjoy time with his wife, children, and his grandchildren, “his pride and joy.”

(Photo: Courtesy Wythe County Sheriff’s Office)

Effective Aug. 1, 2021, Chief Deputy Charles Foster will become the interim Sheriff until the Wythe County Circuit Court judge can schedule a special election, according to officials.

Authorities say Foster is already announcing his intent to run for sheriff in the upcoming election.

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