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Northeast Texas Sheriff to step down in 2012

PARIS - Longtime Lamar County Sheriff B.J. McCoy will not seek a sixth term in office next year.

The Paris News says that McCoy will have completed 20 years at the position when his current term expires on December 31, 2012. His 40 years in law enforcement began as a police officer in Irving.

McCoy says he's looking forward to switching careers and has several prospects he's exploring.