Sarasota County Sheriff Tom Knight has announced he won’t be seeking re-election when his current term ends in January 2021. In a press release today, Knight did not state his reason for not seeking another term. Knight began his law enforcement career with Sarasota Police in 1987. In 1989, he joined Florida Highway Patrol, where he spent 20 years, working his way to the position of major. In 2008, he was elected sheriff of Sarasota County. Knight was sworn in as sheriff in January 2009 and was elected to two additional terms with no opposition.