Winston County Sheriff Tommy Moore presented a letter of resignation at a meeting of the Winston County Republican Party Monday night. Reportedly his resignation will become effective November 30. Sheriff Moore stated the resignation was for health issues.
Governor Robert Bentley appointed Moore as the Sheriff of Winston County assuming his duties on March 14, 2016, following the resignation of Sheriff Hobby Walker. Moore had been working as the investigator for the District Attorney for 18 years and had 27 years in law enforcement at that time. He was chosen over five other candidates whose names were submitted to the governor. Moore was elected Winston County Sheriff in the mid-term elections held in November 2018.
Two Haleyville men are reportedly under consideration for an appointment from Governor Kay Ivey to fill out the rest of Moore’s term. David Cummings, presently serving as a Winston County Commissioner and Horace Moore, publisher of the Northwest Alabamian newspaper.