published Sunday, February 2nd, 2014

Former Chattanooga police Chief Bobby Dodd won't run for sheriff

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    Former Chattanooga police chief Bobby Dodd said Saturday he won't be a candidate for Hamilton County sheriff in the 2014 election. Dodd had picked up qualifying papers after retiring from the police department but said on Facebook he won't run.
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Former Chattanooga police Chief Bobby Dodd announced Saturday that he has decided not to run for Hamilton County sheriff.

"After a great deal of thoughtful consideration and discussions with my family, I have made the decision not to participate in the upcoming race. I am incredibly grateful to all of those who showed their support for me in this venture," Dodd wrote in a Facebook status update.

Dodd, who worked at the police department for 26 years, retired in December. He picked up qualifying papers days after retiring and began a private security job as director of security for ERMC.

"I am currently enjoying more time with family as well as a slightly slower pace of life," Dodd said in his post. "Again, I cannot adequately express my gratitude for your friendship and support."

Candidates have until Feb. 20 to qualify for the sheriff's race. So far, Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Hammond has announced that he is seeking re-election.

A sergeant at the sheriff's office, Chris Harvey, is challenging Hammond in the Republican primary on May 6.

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