LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Department of Public Safety Sgt. Greg Sanches worked his last day in uniform Friday and said he will make a run at the sheriff position in Angelina County.
Sanches will run on the Republican ticket.
Sheriff Kent Henson, who is currently a Democrat, declined to comment on the manner. He has not yet signed up for reelection.
Sanches has worked for DPS for 28 years and is the spokesman for the department over nine East Texas counties.
"I've received a lot of support already from the public and law enforcement," Sanches said. "But at the same time I'm humble and I respect the people's choice."