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Middleton Sworn in as Police Chief

Sherry Middleton holds the bible as Jeff Middleton is sworn in as the Lexington Chief of Police by Mayor Jeff Griggs, Friday, January 7th.
Photo by Steve Corlew / Lexington Progress

Article by Steve Corlew-

Jeff Middleton was officially sworn into office before a standing room only crowd at Lexington City Hall, Friday, January 6th. Middleton was congratulated by colleagues, aldermen, area law enforcement officials, and friends and family at the ceremony.

Mayor Jeff Griggs administered the oath of office as Middleton’s wife, Sherry, held the bible. “I am overwhelmed,” Middleton said after the ceremony. “I am at a loss for words.” Mayor Griggs said that when he talks to the citizens, they tell him that they feel safe in Lexington.

“You are well respected in this community,” Griggs told Middleton. “I know this is something that you have worked hard (to achieve). I know you could have left and gone a lot of places. You truly love this city.” Griggs also thanked the…

For complete coverage, see the January 11th edition of The Lexington Progress.

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