Note: This story was updated at 3:48 p.m. April 11.
Oak Ridge Police Department Officer Randy Myers is resigning so he can focus on campaigning full-time for sheriff.
His last day on the job will officially be Tuesday, April 15.
“We’re campaigning full-steam,” Myers said Thursday. “We’re fully committed.”
Myers, 48, started with the ORPD in 2007. He is a Republican candidate for Anderson County sheriff in the May 6 primary election, where he has one opponent, Tennessee Highway Patrol trooper Anthony Lay. The primary winner will face the incumbent, Sheriff Paul White, a Democrat, in the Aug. 7 county general election.