Sheriff, fire chief retiring in Ford County

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DODGE CITY, Kansas (AP) – Two of the top administrators in western Kansas’ Ford County are planning to retire.

Retirements of Ford County Sheriff Dean Bush and Fire Chief Jay Taylor were both disclosed Monday.

The Dodge City Daily Globe reports Bush’s retirement will be effective June 30. He’s been sheriff for 14 years and in law enforcement for 34 years. He said he wants to move back to his family’s farm in Clark County and he could not be Ford County sheriff if he lives in another county.

Bush sent his retirement letter to Gov. Sam Brownback last week.

Ford County commissioners said during a meeting Monday that Taylor asked for early retirement but did not disclose a reason. His retirement also will be effective in June

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