Curry County Sheriff to retire in September

GOLD BEACH, Ore. - Curry County Sheriff John Bishop plans to retire from the position in September.

Bishop said the 6 years he has held the office of sheriff have taken a toll on his health.

He cites the county's continuous lack of funding for law enforcement as a factor.

Curry County cut its public safety budget after voters rejected a $3.2 million tax proposal last fall.

Curry County Commisioners will appoint a new sheriff to finish Bishop's term.