Lynchburg Sheriff names new chief deputy sheriff

Sheriff Don Sloan (Left) and Thomas G. "Tommy" Carter (Right). (Lynchburg Sheriff's Office)
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LYNCHBURG, Va. (WDBJ7) -- On Friday, Lynchburg Sheriff Don Sloan announced the appointment of a new deputy sheriff.

Thomas G. "Tommy" Carter will be the new Chief Deputy Sheriff for the Sheriff's Office beginning on December 1, 2017.

The sheriff's office says Carter has served 30 years with the Lynchburg Sheriff's Office.

He retired in 2005 as Captain of Operations and has worked for more than 12 years with Project Lifesaver International as Chief of Training and Operations.

"Tommy's institutional knowledge of the Lynchburg Sheriff's Office and his leadership skills coupled with his continued service with Project Lifesaver International made him the ultimate choice as Chief Deputy Sheriff," Sloan said in a press statement.

"I am looking forward to working hand-in-hand with Chief Deputy Tommy Carter as we make Lynchburg a safer place to work, live and play."