NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - Nacogdoches County Sheriff Thomas Kerss has announced plans to take a position to consult with a state agency, ending his career in active law enforcement.
Kerss, who lost his bid at reelection to Constable Jason Bridges, said he has accepted a consultant position with Texas Association of Counties and he will be allowed to continue living in Nacogdoches County.
Kerss has been in law enforcement for 31 years, 22 of which were with the sheriff's office. He has been sheriff since 2001.
In a press release, Kerss stated he is most proud that no homicide in the county went unsolved and no officers were killed during his term.
"I believe the mark of any good administrator is to leave it better than you found it," Kerss stated. "I believe that both my predecessor and I did just that. It is now up to my successor to accept that challenge for the future and I wish him luck."