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Fred Shelton sworn in as Columbus chief of police

Fred Shelton was selected to lead the department last week.

Posted: Jan 8, 2018 9:23 AM
Updated: Jan 8, 2018 1:47 PM

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WTVA) – Columbus officially has its chief of police.

New Chief of Police Fred Shelton was sworn into the position Monday morning in front of a large crowd.

Shelton has more than three decades worth of experience with the police department. He was unanimously selected in a 6-0 vote last week to lead the department.

This comes after the recent chief of police, Oscar Lewis, retired from the department in late December. 

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