Citing promises made and kept, Wise sheriff says he will not run again
Ronnie Oakes’ career spans 26 years as a Virginia State Police trooper, starting in 1969. He retired as a master trooper in 1995, a retirement that lasted just long enough to be elected Wise County sheriff to begin his first term in office in 1996. With subsequent re-elections, he has become the longest serving sheriff in Wise County history.
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