By Joe Thomas
Ledger Editor 

Jackson takes seat at sheriff's office

Sheriff-elect joins staff prior to taking over

 

December 6, 2018

Joe Thomas

Jackson begins new role at sheriff's office

Heath Jackson won't officially become Escambia County's sheriff until Jan. 15, 2019, but the sheriff-elect joined the Alabama sheriff's office on Dec. 1, in a move out-going Sheriff Grover Smith said was in the best interest of Jackson and the residents of the county.

"When I first took the oath of office to be sheriff I took an oath to provide the best safety I could for the citizens of Escambia County," Sheriff Smith said. "I think part of that responsibility is to prepare him to be a success instead of waiting until Jan. 15 when he takes office."

"It's not a hard decision," Smith said. "...



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