Sheriff Hatter to Retire

After almost 16 years in office, Sumter County Sheriff Johnny Hatter is not seeking reelection this year.

After 29 years of working with law enforcement, Sheriff Johnny Hatter says, financially, he will benefit more by retiring now.

The 59-year-old has served four terms as sheriff of Sumter County. Prior to that he worked as an officer with the Livingston Police Department and a deputy with the Sumter County Sheriff's Department.

Sheriff Hatter's current term will end next January. At this time there is no word on who might seek the position.


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  • by NEAL FENNER Location: CHARLOTTE N.C on Apr 22, 2010 at 06:19 PM
    HOW MANY TIMES DO A PERSON HAVE TO BE INVOLVE SUROUNDING A MURDER SO CALLED LAW INFORCEMENT IT IS A PRACTICE THAT LAW INFORCEMENT COVER UP LAW INFORCEMENT WHEN THEY COMMIT SERIOUS OFFENSES DEFINITELY IN THE CASE OF MY BROTHER A BEATING AND A HANGING OF AND INNOCENT SOUL JEFFREY DURAND FENNER LIVINGSTON COUNTY JAIL THE FBI THE ABI COVERED IT UP ASK HENRY REGION IF HE IS STILL ALIVE
  • by unknown Location: sumter on Jan 11, 2010 at 11:25 AM
    I wonder after he retire will we have one of your best deputies as the sheriff. If you are reading you know who I'm talking about. Think about we are hoping for you.
  • by Anonymous Location: meridian on Jan 8, 2010 at 02:03 PM
    That case was in the city of York,not the county Sheriff Hatter didn't have nothing to with it by the way he wasn't Sheriff in 1988
  • by Cindy Dixon Location: Meridian, Ms on Jan 8, 2010 at 06:22 AM
    I wonder is he really retiring because of The Shelton Holloway Story?
  • by Anonymous on Jan 8, 2010 at 06:20 AM
    YEAH RIGHT!!! HE'S RETIRING BECAUSE HE KNOWS THEERE'S A MOVIE COMING OUT ABOUT SHELTON JEROME HOLLOWAY. TOO LATE DUDE!!!
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