Clee Atkinson was officially appointed and sworn in as Sheriff of Edgecombe County along with his deputies and staff.
The DCN News Blog & Online TV congratulate Sheriff Clee Atkinson.
I know you know the old saying a picture is worth a 1000 words, well see the joyous occasion for yourself via photos and videos courtesy of The DCN.
Clee Atkinson Appointed/Sworn In Edgecombe County Sheriff
Sheriff Clee Atkinson Edgecombe County Sworn In With His Deputies And Staff Monday April 3, 2017
Clee Atkinson Officially Appointed Sheriff By The Edgecombe County Commissioners
The Edgecombe County Commissioners will officially appoint Clee Atkinson as the Sheriff of Edgecombe County on Monday April 3, 2017 7:00 PM in the Commissioner’s room on the 2nd floor. Clee was selected to be the new Sheriff by the Edgecombe County Democratic Party Executive Committee on March 23, 2017 and he will serve the unexpired term of Sheriff James Knight Retired until the 2018 elections. Clee received 127 votes out of a possible 198. Larry Woodley received 33 votes, Sheriff Captain Richard Allen received 19 votes and Sheriff Major Allen Moseley received 14. The room on the night of the appointment was standing room only.
After the Commissioners officially appoint Clee as Sheriff, Clee and his deputies will head over to the Courthouse so that Clee and his deputies will be all officially sworn in.
The appointment and the swearing in is open to the public.
Edgecombe County has a new Sheriff in town. Clee Atkinson will serve out the unexpired term of Sheriff James Knight until the election in 2018. The Edgecombe County Board of Commissioners will make the appointment official on Monday April 3 during their regular monthly meeting at 7:00 PM. However I wish the commissioners would call a special meeting just to do the appointment because time is crucial.
The DCN News Blog Online TV congratulate Sheriff Clee Atkinson and his wife Kim as they enter into the political arena. The Sheriff position is about law enforcement but it is also political so Clee don’t get it twisted. You may not want to be a politician but it comes with the territory so continue to roll up your sleeves and get the getting. Actually you got it right anyway when you campaigned on economics and other because it is all politics and goes hand in hand. I am excited about the experience and the wealth of knowledge and resources you will bring to Edgecombe County. As you have stated on your campaign journey, “Help is on the way!” Well Larry Woodley got it right last night during his speech as a candidate after following your speech when he said, “Help is already here!”
Trooper Clee Atkinson 127
Retired Detective Larry Woodley 33
Edgecombe Sheriff Capt. Richard Allen 19
Sheriff Captain Major Allen Moseley 14
Watch the video: Clee Atkinson Appointed Sheriff Of Edgecombe County Thursday March 23, 2017
View the photos: Clee Atkinson Edgecombe County Sheriff Appointee