4:12 PM New Coffee County Sheriff - Chief Deputy - Captain - Deputies Take Oath of OfficeRickey Stokes
Posted by: RStokes
Date: Jan 16 2023 4:25 PM
COFFEE COUNTY - ELBA: This beautiful Monday afternoon on the lawn for the Coffee County Courthouse in Elba, Sheriff Elect Scott Byrd took the oath of Office for Sheriff of Coffee County.
The oath was administered by Coffee County District Court Judge Joshua Wilson. The Sheriff Elect's wife held the Bible as her husband took the oath.
At 12:01 AM tonight Scott Byrd will official be "1901", the Coffee County Sheriff. The "1901" is the radio call number for the Sheriff.
The ceremony was opened in prayer and then the National Anthem. Byrd then took the oath of office. Following Byrd taking the oath and he then turned to the men and women of Coffee County Sheriff Department and official administered the oath of office to the depties.
A Deputy Sheriff term normally runs for four years consistent with that of the Sheriff. After the Sheriff takes the oath they normally swear in the deputies.
Following the swearing in of the Coffee County Deputies, Sheriff Elect Scott Byrd announced the promotion of Mike Hines from Captain to the Rank of Chief Deputy.
Hines served a number of years as Captian of Coffee County Sheriff Department. He will now be second in command. Sheriff Elect Byrd then announced the promotion of Jayce Holley to Captain, the position held by now Chief Deputy Hines.
A new Captain over the Coffee County Sheriff Reserve Deputy Program was also annonced.
Sheriff Elect Byrd said he is an open door. Anyone which needs to talk with him is always welcome in the Sheriff Office to do so. Sheriff Elect Byrd also said he will be a field Sheriff and be out and about across Coffee County.
Sheriff Elect Byrd said the department has a great group of men and women who are committed to serving and protecting Coffee County where you have a safe enviornment to raise your family.
A LITTLE HISTORY
Learned yesterday on the second date of Scott and at the time his girlfriend, he told her of his lifetime dream to serve as Coffee County Sheriff.
So before saying " I DO", Mrs. Byrd knew that one day her husband would be the Coffee County Sheriff.
At 12:01 AM, that dream is now a reality.