Curry County Sheriff John Bishop to retire

, Written by Kassi Nelson, Posted: Sun, July 6 2014 at 6:15 PM, Updated: Mon, July 7 2014 at 9:35 PM

Curry County, Ore. -- After health issues due to stress Curry County Sheriff John Bishop announced he's leaving his post.

Bishop has worked in public safety for 26 years and has served as the sheriff for Curry County for over six years.

He said his time as sheriff has been a constant fight with the lack of funding and resources coming into the county.

"When you just go 1,000 miles an hour pretty soon you just go to say 'you know, I've got to back down a little bit,'" Bishop said.
"I will miss my deputies. They are hard working people."

Sheriff Bishop said he has accepted a more behind the scenes job as the executive director for the Sheriff's Association in Salem. 

He said there isn't anyone lined up to be the new sheriff. His last day will be at the end of September.

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Kassi Nelson

NBC5 News reporter Kassi Nelson was born and raised in Nebraska. She graduated from the journalism school at University of Nebraska Lincoln where she studied broadcasting.

She also studied philosophy in the Czech Republic. Kassi has visited nine other countries including Sochi, Russia, where she reported on the preparations for the 2014 Olympic Games.

She loves skiing and live concerts!

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