Longtime Arapahoe County Sheriff Grayson Robinson has announced he will retire at the end of next month. Robinson has spent 42 years in law enforcement and has been sheriff since 2002, when he was appointed to replace Pat Sullivan.
Robinson made the decision public on Dec. 12 in a letter to the Arapahoe County Board of Commissioners.
"I am blessed and forever grateful for the opportunity to work with the men and women of the Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office, a team of extraordinary public safety servants," Robinson wrote.
Leaving before the end of his third and final term is part of his "very deliberate and well-considered succession plan," Robinson said.
"As the Board of County Commissioners is responsible to fill a vacancy in a county-wide elected office, I respectfully request that the (board) immediately implement the measures as required to appoint David C. Walcher as the interim Arapahoe County Sheriff, effective February 1, 2014."