Tyler, Texas (KETK) — A Gregg County Justice of The Peace who has served the county for 39 years has retired.
Precinct 4 Justice of The Peace Sam Lawson's departure was anticipated after he was allegedly shot by his wife in March.
He was critically injured and is currently recovering in a Dallas rehabilitation center.
Lawson worked as a Sheriff's Deputy for 20 years before being elected as JP in 1994.
The Precinct 4 spot will remain vacant until the March primary.