Lafayette City Marshal Sworn In 01/08/2021

LAFAYETTE'S NEWEST CITY MARSHAL WAS SWORN IN TODAY.. "REGGIE" THOMAS TOOK THE OATH OF OFFICE THIS MORNING AT THE HEYMANN CENTER. HE WAS JOINED BY HIS WIFE AND DAUGHTER. DEPUTIES WITH THE MARSHAL'S OFFICE WERE ALSO SWORN IN. THOMAS REPLACES FORMER CITY MARSHAL BRIAN POPE WHO WAS FORMALLY REMOVED FROM OFFICE LAST YEAR AFTER A STRING OF LEGAL TROUBLES. THOMAS IS THE CITY'S FIRST BLACK CITY MARSHAL ELECTED INTO OFFICE. ALSO THE FIRST BLACK PERSON ELECTED TO A CITY-WIDE POSITION. THOMAS WAS THE FORMER INTERIM POLICE CHIEF FOR THE CITY OF LAFAYETTE.