Topekans Say Farewell To Sheriff Barta

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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW)__ Longtime Shawnee County Sheriff Richard Barta is in his final days on the job.

Barta was visibly touched Thursday morning when county commissioners honored him for his more than 12-years of service.

The board resolved to name the sheriff's office training complex on southeast California. The Richard W. Barta Shawnee County Sheriff's Office Training Complex and Firing Range.

The honors continued Thursday afternoon, with a public farewell reception at the Ramada Hotel.

It's been rumored Barta's future plan includes running for a seat on the Shawnee County Commission. He told us he hasn't yet made a decision on that.