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|Maxwell takes oath seventh time|
Before a standing-room only crowd of employees and well-wishers, Randy Maxwell placed his hand on his family's Bible for the seventh time Tuesday night to take the oath of office as sheriff of Concordia Parish.
Seventh Judicial District Judge Leo Boothe administered the ceremony for the sheriff, followed by the brief swearing-in ceremony for the nearly 250 employees of the Sheriff's Office, the Concordia Parish Correctional Facility and River Correctional Facility, as well as the CPSO Mounted Patrol.
Maxwell was first appointed as sheriff by the Concordia Parish Police Jury in August 1990 and was then elected in March 1991 to fill the unexpired term of Hubert Lee McGlothin. He has held office continuously for the past 18 years.
"It's an honor to serve as sheriff," Maxwell told the crowd as he also offered thanks to "the Good Lord for allowing us to be here and be in this country." He encouraged everyone to continue to pray for our troops who serve this nation and allow us the freedoms we enjoy in our democratic society.
"Please remember them and their sacrifices," he said. "We don't do that enough."
Maxwell thanked his family for their support and encouragement through the years, most especially his wife and "partner in life," Roselinda.
He thanked his staff for their work, support and all they do for the people of Concordia Parish. He stressed that each employee, no matter the job title, plays a critical role in the organization. He reminded them that wearing the badge of the Sheriff's Office brings the responsibility to serve all the people of the parish and to make life a little better for everyone. "If this parish is to change for the better, it will be the people in this room making a difference. Not the naysayers."
He noted that when he first ran for office, he asked that the people give him a chance to make a difference.
"With the grace of God and your help, I think we have made a difference," he said. "It's been a tremendous honor to be your sheriff."
He added that he promises two things: "Hard work and honesty - no more, no less. I look forward to every day getting up and going to work."
Maxwell singled out employees Waynetta Cochran, who has worked for the Sheriff's Office since Noah Cross' administration in 1966 and Ralph Hill, who began working for Sheriff Fred Schiele in 1973. Hill semi-retired in December 2006, but continues to work part-time, as does Cochran. He also recognized Raymond "Skipper" Galloway for his many years of service to the Sheriff's Office. "It's been an honor to work with them," he added.
The Sheriff asked everyone to remember two employees in particular, Brenda Harris and Diane Taylor, who are battling cancer.
In giving the evening's invocation, Rev. Gary Howington asked for God to "protect those who work for you, that you might receive the glory."
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