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major at deskEffective January 1, 2020, Sheriff Todd Wessells appointed Christopher Shane Childress to the position of Chief Deputy with the rank of Major.  Prior to beginning his law enforcement career, Childress was enlisted in the United States Air Force for 8 years.  He began his law enforcement career at the Accomack County Sheriff's Office in 1994 as a Correctional Officer and was later transferred to the Patrol Division in 1995.  He was promoted to Sergeant within that division in 2000.  As a certified law enforcement officer, Childress continued to advance in the department as he was appointed to Lieutenant of Operations in 2008 and Lieutenant of Patrol in 2009.  In 2010, he was promoted to Captain and was responsible for the day-to-day activities of Corrections, Investigations, Patrol, K-9, Animal Control, Eastern Shore Animal Control Facility, Civil Process, Court Services, School Resource, Communications and D.A.R.E.  As Chief Deputy, Childress is second in command and is responsible for managing the operations of all divisions.

man at deskEffective January 1, 2020, Sheriff Todd Wessells appointed David Lee Carlton Wright, III as Captain.  Wright is a 1992 graduate of Barton College with a B.S. Degree in Business Administration.  He began his law enforcement career with the Accomack County Sheriff's Office in 1994 as a correctional officer and transferred to the Patrol Division in 1997.  Wright became a Master Deputy in 2004 and has been trained in all aspects of the Patrol Division to include certification as a bushmaster carbine instructor, general and firearms instructor, certified sniper, open water diver, field training officer, radar & lidar/laser operator, and training in swat and drug interdiction.  He was promoted to Sergeant of Patrol in 2008, 1st Sergeant in 2009, and Lieutenant of Patrol 2011.  As Captain, Wright is third in command and will be responsible for supervising the day-to-day activities of Corrections, Investigations, Patrol, K-9, Animal Control, Eastern Shore Animal Control Facility, Civil Process, Court Services, School Resource, Communications, and D.A.R.E.