Georgia county swears-in interim sheriff

June 8, 2018

FORSYTH, Ga. (AP) — The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office in Georgia has a new leader in place.

WMGT-TV reports Al Shackelford was sworn in Friday as interim sheriff after the U.S. Senate confirmed former Sheriff John Cary Bittick as a U.S. Marshal.

Shackelford will hold the office until a special election is held in November.

President Trump nominated Bittick to be the U.S. Marshal for the Middle District of Georgia in February — a position Bittick begins after being Monroe County’s sheriff for 36 years. The U.S. Senate confirmed Bittick to fill one of two U.S. Marshal vacancies in Georgia in April.


Information from: WMGT-TV, http://www.wmgt.com/

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