OXFORD, Miss. (WTVA) - Oxford Police Chief Joey East has plans to follow in his father's footsteps and run for Lafayette County sheriff.
East made the announcement during Tuesday night's board of aldermen meeting, according to HottyToddy.com.
East is the son of Mississippi's longest-serving Sheriff "Buddy" East, who died in September at the age of 76.
The online news source reported East requested a temporary leave of absence to focus on his campaign, and aldermen granted the request.
East said becoming sheriff one day was something he and his father talked about often.