1/22/2013 5:39 PM
The Raleigh County Prosecuting Attorney's office will soon get a new addition. Today the county commission approved the hiring of now Beckley Police Department Captain Jeff Shumate. He will be retiring at the end of this week after 23 years of service on the police force, and on February 1st he will take on his new duties at the Prosecuting Attorney's office. This job will entail things like assisting in trial preparation, providing security for the attorneys and following up on cases. This position has not been filled in Raleigh County since the 1980s.