Floyd County sheriff, chief investigator, and civil process officer retire

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FLOYD COUNTY (WSLS 10) - Floyd County Sheriff's office is getting ready for a new year with a new sheriff, chief investigator, and civil process officer.

Floyd County Sheriff Shannon Zeman, Jeff Dalton, and Robert Davis all decided to retire together after working more than 25 years together in the sheriff's office. Their last day is Thursday.

"I feel like it's a good time to get out," said Zeman. "I've worked hard and looking forward to it."

"When the sheriff decided to retire I was thinking about it," said Dalton. "Pondered about it. Prayed about it a lot and then I woke up one day and had a peace that it was OK."

Deputy Brian Craig was elected as the new sheriff and will face some on-going challenges like the county's drug problem.

"Unfortunately Meth is a thing that's going to be around for a long time," said Dalton. "I think the best you can do is keep focused on it and keep it to a minimum."

All their retirements were planned out for the past several months and Sheriff Zeman has been getting Craig ready for the new position.

He hopes the the new sheriff will continue some of the programs he started.

"I'm most proud of some of the programs that we have especially the ones we program with the community," said Zeman.

All three say they are proud of what they've accomplished and grateful for all the friends they've met throughout their careers.