Bradley County Sheriff Eric Watson on Sunday announced the resignations of Chief Deputy Brian Smith and Director of Administrations Arnold Botts.
He said they "served with distinction for the past four years."
The Sheriff's Office said, "Smith notified Sheriff Watson that he is exploring business opportunities in the private sector, while Botts mentioned the timing was right for his family."
Sheriff Watson stated, “Bradley County Sheriff’s Office is fortunate to have had public servants as talented and as dedicated as Chief Smith and Director Botts.
While I will miss their counsel, I wish them and their families the very best. They are among the most respected leaders at the sheriff’s office regarding professionalism and accountability. I want to wish them the best in their future endeavors.”